The German head coach spoke out on a fellow countryman’s loss of form after the Blues’ win over Burnley
Timo Werner is in need of a lucky break amid an ongoing goal drought, according to Thomas Tuchel, who says “no warm words” or “hugs” can help the Chelsea star.
Werner extended his scoreless run in the Premier League to 12 matches after drawing a blank during Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Burnley on Sunday.
The Germany international squandered a number of good openings during the contest, which was only Tuchel’s second in the dugout since replacing Frank Lampard, with Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso proving to be the match-winners for the hosts.
Chelsea forked out £47.5 million ($65m) to sign Werner from RB Leipzig last summer, but a return of nine goals through his first 29 outings has seemingly not been good enough to justify such a high fee, with Tuchel now facing something of a selection dilemma.
The Blues heads coach admitted that he is not planning to put an arm around his fellow countryman after his latest subdued display, with the striker’s confidence unlikely to come back until fortune starts to smile more favourably upon him.
Tuchel said of Werner’s struggles post-match: “No talks, no hugs, no warm words can make up for this feeling. Maybe we need a stupid goal, a deflection or whatever for him.
“As long as the guys work, as long as the guys are reliable in their positions and in their work rate for the team, we will push them, there’s no doubt about it.”
Asked to assess his team’s performance against Burnley, Tuchel added: “I was very pleased again with the performance, it’s very important to have a win because it gives us a boost and it gives us the most confidence possible.
“It was a very, very good performance. We controlled the match completely, we never lost intensity and we never lost the focus or awareness.
“It should be a signal to our guys up front that we needed two defensive players to score. We lack in the moment precision in the last pass, precision in the last touch and the finishing, we will work on this.”
Chelsea will now turn their attention to a huge London derby clash away at Tottenham on Thursday, which they must win to stay within touch of the Champions League places.
The Blues are level on points with Spurs in seventh at the moment, but have played two games more, while reigning champions Liverpool are currently four points ahead of both teams in fourth.
- “No thank you”- former chelsea boss aim dig at spur June 10, 2021
- Chelsea goalkeeper wanted by Sarri in Lazio June 10, 2021
- (no title) June 10, 2021
- Chelsea join race to sign Achraf Hakimi June 10, 2021
- Chelsea already contacted erling Haaland on possible move to Chelsea June 9, 2021
- Phil foden revealed his worst nightmare ahead of Champions league final June 9, 2021
Latest Chelsea Injury Updates: Rudiger, Kovacic And Christensen UPDATES!!
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is hoping that Andreas Christensen won’t be out for too long after the Dane suffered a...
Big Loss – Thomas Tuchel provides Mason Mount injury update following Fulham win
Thomas Tuchel has provided an injury update on Mason Mount after he picked up a knock in Chelsea’s 2-0 win...
CHELSEA: Thomas Tuchel issues fresh update over Mateo Kovacic’s injury ahead of West Ham clash
Mateo Kovacic is definitely sidelined for Saturday’s London derby between Chelsea and West Ham United, confirmed Thomas Tuchel in his...
Confirmed Chelsea Injury updates ahead of West Ham Clash
Chelsea defender Thiago Silva remains a doubt for this weekend’s clash against West Ham. The Brazilian missed the match versus...
Confirmed: Arsenal duo Aubameyang and Lacazette to miss Everton match on Friiday
The Gunners will be shorthanded in attack for their game against the Toffees on Friday at the Emirates Stadium Arsenal...
Latest Arsenal Injury: Updates On Lacazette, Odegaard And Aubameyang
Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette limped off with 20 minutes to go in the 1-1 draw against Fulham at the weekend,...
Bayern munich star Robert Lewandowski speaks on Possible move to Chelsea
Bayern Munich goalscoring sensation Robert Lewandowski has refused to rule out the prospect of leaving the German heavyweights, insisting he...
How much chelsea will make if the win against man city
Victory against Manchester City in the Champions League final on Saturday night will be worth more than £95m in prize...
Transfer: Thomas Tuchel wants Chelsea to sign this PSG key player
Thomas Tuchel has reportedly asked the Chelsea board to get Marquinhos from PSG. The German manager is eager to reunite...
Chelsea target these 3 big name players ahead of 2021/2022 season
We keep hearing that Chelsea are expected to be quite busy again in the transfer market this summer as the...
Dortmund Director Claims Haaland Has Already Made A Decision On His Future
Borussia Dortmund director Sebastian Kehl has said that Erling Haaland intends to stay at the Bundesliga club beyond the end...
TRANSFER: £105 million La Liga superstar OFFICIALLY opens door to Chelsea and Premier League move
Atletico Madrid goalkeeper and Chelsea target Jan Oblak has left the door open to a possible Premier League move. Oblak...
Who To Sign? – Chelsea on the hunt for a new left back, with two names mentioned
Chelsea could still end up losing both Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri this summer as the pair could well look...
Tuchel and Chelsea target La Liga defender with €35m release fee.
Chelsea are plotting a €35 million swoop for Villareal left-back Alfonso Pedraza, according to the latest reports. Marcos Alonso and...
TRANSFER: Chelsea keen on to agree deal for 20-year-old Man City star
Arsenal and Chelsea are reportedly considering to hijack Eric Garcia’s proposed move to La Liga giants Barcelona after the Catalans...
“Thomas Tuchel wants him’ Reports Claims Chelsea Are interested in Nigerian International Kelechi Iheanacho
Chelsea are one of three Premier League teams who are pursuing Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho, according to Fichajes.net. The...