Thursday, January 21, 2021

Cascarino suggests tactical change for Chelsea to support struggling Werner

Chelsea FC current form is down in the dumps. The London club has failed to get any rhythm going on in this tough Christmas period. This December has been a nightmare for Frank Lampard’s men and one to forget.

Timo Werner is now goalless for his last 11 matches. His previous longest goal drought was 9 games at his old club Stuttgart in Germany. He desperately needs a goal to lift his spirits.

Werner signed for Chelsea this summer transfer window for an approximate fee of $72 million in a bid to strengthen their striker options from RB Leipzig. So enthusiastic he was that he decided to join Chelsea earlier than planned.

After getting off to a vibrant start in the league his form has dramatically dipped and thus the current lack of goals and confidence. The German international is a talented youngster and just needs a boost.

After all, he scored prolifically for his previous club RB Leipzig and still is one of the best strikers in world football. Although he’s currently down he definitely isn’t out of the game having providing assists. This is something Werner is capable of doing- producing impact even though he isn’t scoring. He’s always in the game till the last moment and manages to squeeze in a goal contribution.

Timo Werner needs support says Tony Cascarino

Timo Werner needs support says Tony Cascarino

Tony Cascarino believes Chelsea need to provide Timo Werner with a big centre forward in order to get the best out of him. He suggests the example of Michael Owen and Emile Heskey to stress his point.

Michael Owen had a blistering pace but wasn’t the most physical of strikers. After being partnered up with Emile Heskey, he was able to flow more freely with Heskey acting as the target man and being the focal point.

Cascarino believes something of that order may benefit Chelsea greatly and especially Timo Werner who’s definitely not one to be physically strong and present. Not being a focal point will be in his favor.

It’s a tricky one, because I’ve seen a lot of Werner and when he was at Leipzig he played alongside Poulsen who is a big centre-forward, and he played off the left of him and thrived. It’s a bit like Michael Owen; Michael Owen without Emile Heskey was never going to be the same player. Michael was blisteringly quick but had not the greatest of touches, but he always fired goals when he had a big lad beside him to take the pressure off him.”

At RB Leipzig Timo Werner had the advantage of playing with Poulsen who’s a big centre forward and could hold up play well. Olivier Giroud is one such player for Chelsea but Timo Werner hasn’t been very comfortable at the left-wing position.

Cascarino suggests that Christian Pulisic should be the man to play on the left. The American superstar is a great asset for Frank Lampard and should be played at his best position in order to get everything from him.

Manchester City will be coming to Stamford Bridge next in the Premier League. After having their match against Everton postponed due to Coronavirus spread in the camp, the game against Chelsea is allowed to play.

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