‘They must be thinking about that’ – Arsenal legend Ian Wright says Chelsea should consider replacing Timo Werner

Ian Wright fears for Timo Werner's future at Chelsea
Ian Wright fears for Timo Werner’s future at Chelsea (Picture: BBC)

Arsenal legend Ian Wright fears for Timo Werner’s future at Chelsea and says Blues boss Thomas Tuchel ‘must be thinking’ about replacing the striker.

He said on The Kelly and Wrighty Show: ‘When you look at him and the chances he misses, no matter how low your confidence is, he shouldn’t be missing those for the calibre of striker he’s supposed to be.

‘We know he scored a lot of goals for RB Leipzig, but even when you’re not playing well and your confidence is low, he shouldn’t be missing them and then you start overdoing it.

‘The natural goalscorers gets into that position and thinks, “thank god, this is the chance I wanted.” He misses too many of those.

‘For me, they’re going to have to create so many chances. Even Tammy [Abraham] at the minute is the same, he’s not as ruthless as he was. They go on spurts but they need to be more consistent.

‘I don’t think they’ll sell Havertz. He’s somebody who I think we’ve got so much to see from him. So for me, I would keep Havertz.

‘But if it carries on as it is with Werner, if you can get a swap deal and get someone else in, there’s no way they’re not thinking about that.

Werner has endured an underwhelming first season in the Premier League
Werner has endured an underwhelming first season in the Premier League (Picture: Getty)

‘I’m thinking that now because they need to get the goalscoring situation right. They’ve got it right defensively and got it right in front of the defence, they’ve got everything there so at some stage they will have to make that call on the centre forward.

‘I don’t think they can wait around. They need that goalscorer to push them to where they want to be.’

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