Timo Werner’s arrival to Chelsea has had mixed results so far. The German striker has put in solid performances while not at all times having something to show for it on the scoresheet. Against Southampton on Saturday, on the other hand, the for former RB Leipzig player put in a dazzling shift on the top line.
In his best Chelsea performance to date, Werner netted two goals and given an assist on a third. But Southampton delivered a last dagger with a third goal in stoppage time as Chelsea’s defense conceded once again on the day.
It was once the second one time in three Premier League matches that the Blues allowed three goals in a draw, and Werner let his frustrations out approximately the defense in postgame comments and on social media.
“Finally think it is not the offense that wins titles. In Germany we at all times say defense wins titles. I think that’s true. When we concede such a lot of goals in each and every game then it’s tough to win games but after all also to win titles,” Werner said after the game. “I think we need to work in it because six goals in three games is too much. I think we should be better in this.”
Chelsea will face Manchester United next week in Premier League action. Manchester United is a team facing their own defensive woes, but are coming off an impressive win 4-1 over Newcastle. We will see whether Frank Lampard uses the game as an possibility to make defensive adjustments in his Chelsea squad.