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Chelsea FC Timo Werner: 'Happy that I scored, finally.'

FT: Chelsea 2-0 Newcastle.

Germany striker Timo Werner was pleased he ended his goalscoring drought as Chelsea beat Newcastle United 2-0 on Monday night.

The Blues registered their fifth win in a row in all competitions under new boss Thomas Tuchel as Olivier Giroud and Werner found the net in the first half.

Werner has had a difficult debut season since arriving from Bundesliga club Leipzig last summer and had gone 14 matches in the league without scoring a goal prior to the clash against the Magpies last night.

And just after the victory at Stamford Bridge, the 24-year-old forward told Sky Sports: "First half was really good from us, we played very good football. Happy that I scored finally and there's still a long way to go but if we keep going like this is will be a good end for us.

"As a striker, you always want to score, the last month was hard I was not happy with not scoring. But at the end it's a team sport. When we win everything is good. Helping my team with assists and glad I scored today.

"For a striker, it's worse when you can't get in the right situations and have the chances. I've had a lot of chances which I've missed, my team brought me a lot of situations where I could score today, when I keep going the goals will come like today and the assists as well."

The win moved the West London club into the fourth spot in the Premier League table as they leapfrogged champions Liverpool and West Ham.

When quizzed about being in the top four, Werner replied: "Really important, that's important for us to reach Champions League at the end. At the start of the season, we were favourites of the title, the last two months have shown we are not and we have a lot of work to do to close the gap with City and other clubs.

“The football we've played and the games we have played which have not been easy but we've showed that with some development we can get better."

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