Tim Sherwood expects Timo Werner to ‘struggle’ this season and warns that he needs to ‘show some quality’

Tim Sherwood expects Timo Werner to ‘struggle’ this season and warn he must ‘show some quality’ to keep a place in Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea squad

  • Tim Sherwood says Timo Werner must ‘fight’ for a spot on the team this season
  • He claims the German ‘must show the manager that he has more than the press’
  • Sherwood also says he has to ‘show some quality’ to maintain a place on the team











Tim Sherwood believes Timo Werner will “struggle” this season to secure a regular spot in Thomas Tuchel’s starting XI.

Werner was heavily criticized for his first season in the Premier League, but did help Chelsea finish in the top four and win the Champions League.

However, Sherwood says Werner needs to “show the manager that he has more than just the press” and insists that he “must show some quality” to maintain a place on the team.

Tim Sherwood believes Timo Werner will ‘struggle’ to cement a permanent spot on the team

Sherwood told Premier League productions: “Everyone thought Timo Werner and Kai Havertz would be the foundation for Chelsea because of the German connection.

“But I think Werner is going to have a hard time. I think he has to show the manager that he has more than the press, he has to show some quality.

‘He did that in other countries, in Germany we saw him as the top scorer. But we see so many players coming and struggling.”

Werner (right) was heavily criticized for his first season in the Premier League, but did help Chelsea finish in the top four and win the Champions League (above)

Werner (right) was heavily criticized for his first season in the Premier League, but did help Chelsea finish in the top four and win the Champions League (above)

However, Sherwood says Werner needs to 'show the manager he has more than just the press' and insists he needs to 'show some quality' to maintain a place in the team

However, Sherwood says Werner needs to ‘show the manager he has more than just the press’ and insists he needs to ‘show some quality’ to maintain a place in the team

Sherwood also shared his thoughts on Saul, who struggled on his Premier League debut, playing 45 minutes against Aston Villa before being knocked out at halftime.

Many Chelsea fans called his performance ‘trash’ and he went on to sit on the bench during Chelsea’s opening Champions League match against Zenit St Petersburg.

Sherwood said: “Saul is a superstar in Spain with Atletico, he’s coming to the Premier League and it was all too soon for him.

“Hopefully he calms down and I’m sure he will improve, but I don’t think these players will improve forever.

Pressure him for Werner to perform whenever he gets the chance as Romelu Lukaku (above) has started incredibly well for the Blues since returning to the club this summer

Pressure him for Werner to perform whenever he gets the chance as Romelu Lukaku (above) has started incredibly well for the Blues since returning to the club this summer

Sherwood also shared his take on Saul - who struggled on his Premier League debut, playing Aston Villa for 45 minutes before being knocked out at halftime (above)

Sherwood also shared his thoughts on Saul – who struggled on his Premier League debut, playing Aston Villa for 45 minutes before being knocked out at halftime (above)

“They have to show what they’re worth, otherwise they’ll be locked out and eventually moved.”

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel explained why he knocked out Saul in their 3-0 win over Villa, saying: “Well, it was hard to do it, but I felt like he was having a hard time.

“He had some big mistakes, passing mistakes and mistakes and he struggled with the intensity and you could see he hasn’t fully adapted.

Chelsea will return to action on Sunday when they face Spurs in their Premier League game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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