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Misfiring Chelsea striker Timo Werner 'doesn't know why fans support him so much'

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Timo Werner says he ‘doesn’t know why Chelsea fans support him so much’ after his struggles in front of goal as the £53m striker admits in emotional interview: ‘I want to score but miss chances’

  • Timo Werner has been criticised for his lack of composure in front of goal 
  • The German international has scored 18 goals in 79 appearances for the Blues 
  • However, the 25-year-old says he can still count on the support of Chelsea fans


Chelsea striker Timo Werner admits he can’t believe he still has the backing of the fans after his struggles in front of goal.

The German international has scored 18 goals in 79 appearances for the Blues since joining from RB Leipzig for £53million in 2020.

But it is the amount of gilt-edged chances the 25-year-old has missed which has really caught the eye.

Chelsea striker Timo Werner has been criticised for his lack of composure in front of goal

Chelsea striker Timo Werner has been criticised for his lack of composure in front of goal

A compilation of his misses can be viewed on YouTube.

However, Werner says he can still count on the support of the fans. 

Speaking to Sky Sports and Premier League broadcaster Lynsey Hooper, he said: ‘Sometimes I don’t know why they are supporting me so much, because I’m a striker and I want to score but miss chances.

‘It makes it so fun to play in front of the Chelsea fans & when they give the support they give me, it makes me stronger when I miss chances or have hard times.

Werner has scored 18 goals in 79 appearances for the Blues since his £53m arrival in 2020

Werner has scored 18 goals in 79 appearances for the Blues since his £53m arrival in 2020

‘I try to give my best every game, 100% to make sure the team are happy.’ 

Werner missed 18 big chances last season, according to the Premier League. 

But it was his horror miss against Real Madrid in the Champions League which laid bare his poor record in front of goal.

Werner was just six yards when his weak strike was saved by goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois last March.

The 25-year-old striker has missed a number of gilt-edged chances for the Blues

The 25-year-old striker has missed a number of gilt-edged chances for the Blues

The Chelsea striker admits he can't believe he still has the backing of the fans

The Chelsea striker admits he can’t believe he still has the backing of the fans

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