Chelsea’s Timo Werner opens Premier League account in style with scintillating solo double against Southampton
Oct. 17, 2020
It was only a matter of time until Timo Werner opened his Chelsea account in the Premier League – and it was worth the wait.
The German, who scored 34 goals for RB Leipzig in all competitions last season, failed to find the net in his opening four top-flight matches in England.
But a player of his extraordinary ability was never going to be kept quiet for long, and Werner showed exactly why Chelsea paid £47m for him against Southampton.
The 24-year-old, playing as an out-and-out striker rather than a winger, opened the scoring with an electric solo goal, spinning behind Saints with a dummy before cutting across several defenders and firing across Alex McCarthy.
Minutes later, Werner latched on to a long ball over the top from Jorginho, bringing the pass down and juggling the ball over McCarthy before heading home.
The Blues striker could’ve had a first-half hat-trick, but blasted another attempt over the bar when perhaps he should’ve squared to Kai Havertz.
Southampton pulled one back through Danny Ings to set up an interesting second-half, in which Werner will search for his third.
Tony Cascarino on Harry Maguire's recent struggles
Ireland have quality to secure Ukraine result - MustakiBREAKING: Osimhen celebrates first Serie A goal with #EndPoliceBrutality shirtRihanna Features Black Cancer Survivors In New Savage X Fenty AdEuropean wrap: Dani Parejo haunts Valencia as Villarreal soar‘I have failed’ – Mikel Arteta accepts blame for Mesut Ozil situation as Arsenal midfielder hits out at Premier League omission