Wright: It’s time for Chelsea to sell £47.5m summer signing
Ian Wright thinks Chelsea will be considering a “swap deal” for Timo Werner if his poor goalscoring form continues until the end of the season.
The Germany international joined the Blues in the summer from RB Leipzig for £47.5m after scoring 95 goals in 159 appearances for the German club.
But his time at Stamford Bridge has been far from prolific with summer signing only bagging five Premier League goals all season.
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Some of his overall play has been very good at times this campaign but his low goalscoring record will be worrying Chelsea.
And Wright doesn’t think Thomas Tuchel’s side can “wait around” for Werner to come good and reckons they must be considering a sale in the summer if he continues to blank.
Wright told 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.
“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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