Tim Sherwood expects Timo Werner to ‘struggle’ this season and warns he must ‘show some quality’ to avoid being forced out of Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea squad

- Advertisement -


  • Tim Sherwood says Timo Werner will ‘struggle’ to make it to the team this season
  • He claims the German must ‘show the manager that he has more than the press’
  • Sherwood also says he must ‘show some quality’ to keep his place in the team

- Advertisement -

Tim Sherwood believes Timo Werner will ‘struggle’ to cement his place in Thomas Tuchel’s starting XI this season.

Werner was heavily criticized for his first season in the Premier League, but helped Chelsea finish in the top four and win the Champions League.

advertisement

However, Sherwood says that Werner has to ‘show the manager that he has more than just the press’ and insists that he must ‘show some quality’ to keep his place in the team.

- Advertisement -

Tim Sherwood believes Timo Werner will ‘struggle’ to secure regular spot in team

Sherwood told Premier League Productions: ‘Everyone thought Timo Werner and Kai Havertz would be kept at the start for Chelsea because of the German connection.

‘But I think Werner is going to struggle. I think he has to show the manager that he has more than the press, he needs to show some quality.

He has done that in other countries, we see him as the top scorer in Germany. But we see how many players come and fight.

Werner (right) was heavily criticized for his first season in the Premier League, but helped Chelsea finish in the top four and win the Champions League (above).

Werner (right) was heavily criticized for his first season in the Premier League, but helped Chelsea finish in the top four and win the Champions League (above).

However, Sherwood says that Werner must 'show the manager that he has more than just the press' and insists that he must 'show some quality' to retain his place in the team.

However, Sherwood says that Werner has to ‘show the manager that he has more than just the press’ and insists that he must ‘show some quality’ to keep his place in the team.

Sherwood also shared his thoughts on Saul – who struggled for his Premier League debut, playing 45 minutes against Aston Villa before being hooked at half-time.

Many Chelsea fans called his performance ‘garbage’ and he later sat on the bench during Chelsea’s opening Champions League match against Zenit St Petersburg.

Sherwood said: ‘Saul is a superstar in Spain with Atletico, he gets into the Premier League and it was all too early for him.

‘Hopefully he settles down and I’m sure he will improve, but I don’t think these players will improve forever.

Werner has been pressured to perform when given the opportunity as Romelu Lukaku (above) has made an incredibly good start for the Blues since his return to the club this summer.

Werner has been pressured to perform when given the opportunity as Romelu Lukaku (above) has made an incredibly good start for the Blues since his return to the club this summer.

Sherwood also shared his thoughts on Saul - who struggled in his Premier League debut, playing 45 minutes against Aston Villa before joining at half-time (above).

Sherwood also shared his thoughts on Saul – who struggled in his Premier League debut, playing 45 minutes against Aston Villa before joining at half-time (above).

‘They need to start showing their worth or else they will be left out and eventually pushed.’

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel explained why he beat Saul during the 3-0 win over Villa by saying: ‘Okay, it was hard to do but I felt like he was struggling.

‘He had some big mistakes, making mistakes and mistakes and he struggled intensely and you could see he didn’t fully adapt.

Chelsea will be back in action on Sunday when they face Spurs in their Premier League clash at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

.

- Advertisement -
Mail Us For  DMCA / Credit  Notice

Recent Articles

Stay on top - Get the daily news in your inbox

Related Stories