Werner ends goal drought

Afp, London

17 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Timo Werner ended his Premier League goal drought as the Chelsea forward sealed a 2-0 win against Newcastle that lifted the Blues into fourth place on Monday.

Werner netted late in the first half at Stamford Bridge after setting up Olivier Giroud's opener for Thomas Tuchel's revitalised team.

It was a cathartic moment for Werner, who had gone 14 league games without a goal since scoring against Sheffield United in November.

The 24-year-old's only goal in his previous 19 matches in all competitions had come against minnows Morecambe in the FA Cup.

“As a striker you always want to score. The last month was hard. I was not happy. Glad I scored today,” said Werner, who praised his compatriot Tuchel's role in his performance.

Tuchel added: “Timo was decisive with an assist and goal. I'm very happy with that and he was working hard in the last few matches.” Tuchel is yet to lose in six games since replacing the sacked Frank Lampard in January, with five successive victories in all competitions suggesting the former Paris Saint-Germain boss could prove a shrewd appointment.


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