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Timo Werner corner fail in Chelsea's loss to Man City sums up his recent plight


Timo Werner had a moment to forget as he once again struggled to make an impression during Chelsea’s 3-1 defeat to Manchester City.

The £52m summer signing is going through a difficult spell in front of goal, and has failed to find the back of the net in any of his last 12 games for the Blues.

He once again cut a forlorn figure for the majority of the match as City outclassed Frank Lampard’s side at Stamford Bridge to condemn them to a fourth defeat in their last six Premier League games.

And Werner suffered huge embarrassment late on to cap off a miserable evening in West London.



Timo Werner attempted to take a quick corner late on for Chelsea

With three minutes to play and Chelsea 3-0 down, Werner attempted to take a quick corner.

However, he clipped the flag with his foot as he attempted the pass and the ball rolled weakly into the path of Hakim Ziyech rather than finding its intended target.

The corner was eventually retaken, but it was a moment which epitomised what was another bad day at the office for Werner and Chelsea.



But his foot clipped the corner flag during his attempt

After the match Graeme Souness told Sky Sports he was unimpressed by what he had seen from the Blues’ new signings so far this season after they splashed out over £200m in the summer transfer window.

Souness said: “I think he (Lampard) will be disappointed with some of his players, the players they’ve brought in. That was a test for those guys, and none of them really passed the test.

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Werner crouched down on the floor in embarrassment

“It’s OK looking good against the lesser teams, saying how good Ziyech’s delivery is against the lesser teams. This is why you spend big money, for the players to be a difference in the big games, to damage your direct rivals. Chelsea didn’t come anywhere near that today.

“It’s hard to make judgements of players coming into our football, and that big players from other leagues find it difficult, and those players are a case in point.”

It remains to be seen if Werner will keep his place in the team ahead of his side’s FA Cup 3rd Round tie against Morecambe next weekend.





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