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Ex-Chelsea striker issues Werner warning - The Blues could he isn't good enough.

Timo Werner has struggled to hit top form at Stamford Bridge since joining Chelsea FC from RB Leipzig.

Timo Werner in action against Man Utd's Lindelof [GETTY]
Timo Werner in action against Man Utd's Lindelof [GETTY]

Ex-Chelsea star Tony Cascarino has criticised Timo Werner, saying the Germany international’s first touch isn’t good enough and 'his finishing is even worse'.

Wener, who joined the Blues from Bundesliga side RB Leipzig in the summer of 2020, has struggled to hit the net regularly at Stamford Bridge like he did when he was plying his trade at the Red Bull Arena.

He came under intense scrutiny last term, leading to the west London club securing the services of Belgium hitman Romelu Lukaku as they were keen to ease the pressure of Werner.

However, ex-Chelsea striker Cascarino believes Werner could be a bigger flop than Fernando Torres, adding that the German's current form cost Thomas Tuchel's side the win when they played Manchester United on Sunday.

He also told The Times: “Chelsea should have put United away but they have a problem in Timo Werner, whose touch just isn’t top-level, and whose finishing is worse.

“I think managers should stick by strikers but the truth is that it is less likely to happen at the big clubs like Chelsea. Once they have decided Werner isn’t good enough, they have the money to buy a replacement. I wonder if they will soon get to that point with him.

“At the moment I don’t see him having even the impact that Fernando Torres did at Chelsea, and that was a real disappointment at the time.”

Werner joined Chelsea in the summer of 2020 for £45m from RB Leipzig. He has scored 15 goals in 64 appearances in all competitions for the Stamford Bridge club - who currently sit top of the Premier League table, one point ahead of City and two points above Liverpool.

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