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Tim Sherwood expects Timo Werner to ‘struggle’ this season and warns he must ‘show some quality’


Tim Sherwood expects Timo Werner to ‘struggle’ this season and warns he must ‘show some quality’ to maintain a place in Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea team

  • Tim Sherwood says Timo Werner to ‘struggle’ for a place in the team this season
  • He claims the German must ‘show the manager that he’s got more than the press’
  • Sherwood also says he must ‘show some quality’ to maintain a place in the team











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

Werner was heavily criticised for his first season in the Premier League, but did help Chelsea secure a top-four finish and win the Champions League. 

However, Sherwood says Werner will need to ‘show the manager that he’s got more than just the press’ and insists he must ‘show some quality’ to maintain a place in the team.  

Tim Sherwood believes Timo Werner will ‘struggle’ to cement a regular place in the team

Tim Sherwood believes Timo Werner will ‘struggle’ to cement a regular place in the team

Sherwood told Premier League productions: ‘Everyone thought that Timo Werner and Kai Havertz would be nailed on starters for Chelsea because of the German connection. 

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

‘He’s done that in other countries, we saw him as a top scorer in Germany. But we see so many players come over and struggle.’

Werner (right) was heavily criticised for his first season in the Premier League, but did help Chelsea secure a top-four finish and win the Champions League (above)

Werner (right) was heavily criticised for his first season in the Premier League, but did help Chelsea secure a top-four finish and win the Champions League (above) 

However, Sherwood says Werner will need to 'show the manager that he’s got more than just the press' and insists he must 'show some quality' to maintain a place in the team

However, Sherwood says Werner will need to ‘show the manager that he’s got more than just the press’ and insists he must ‘show some quality’ to maintain a place in the team

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

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

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

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

Pressure his on for Werner to perform when given the chance as Romelu Lukaku (above) has started incredibly well for the Blues since his return to the club this summer

Pressure his on for Werner to perform when given the chance as Romelu Lukaku (above) has started incredibly well for the Blues since his return to the club this summer 

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

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

‘They need to start showing their worth otherwise they’ll be left out and eventually they’ll be moved on.’  

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel explained why he he subbed Saul off during their 3-0 win over Villa by saying: ‘Well, it was hard to do it but I had the feeling he struggled.

‘He had some big mistakes, passing mistakes and errors and he struggled with the intensity and you could see that he has not fully adapted.

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

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