Timo Werner’s Chelsea career has not gone the way that many would have expected it would following his arrival from RB Leipzig.
Everyone was aware of his goalscoring ability in the Bundesliga and would have been excited to see him replicate that in the Premier League and be the main man for the Blues as they looked to challenge the likes of Man City and Liverpool for the Premier League title.
Indeed, many would have been backing him when they enjoy the available offers on the no verification betting sites UK options available to them, however they would have been left disappointed with what the German had produced.
He struggled further last year under Thomas Tuchel as Romelu Lukaku was brought back to Stamford Bridge in a move that was ultimately a disaster, as Werner went on to make just 15 starts in the Premier League.
This season, with the Belgian gone, he may have thought he would have a chance, but the arrival of Raheem Sterling could pose him more trouble, which is perhaps why he has refused to rule out a move this summer.
After scoring a goal in the game against Club America in Las Vegas on the Blues’ tour of the USA, he spoke to reporters and stated: “It is clear I want to play more and I should play more to be in good shape for the World Cup — and also to have a chance to play.”
“The most important thing is that I am happy. I am happy when I play and score goals. That’s the fact. That’s what I should take care of and other things will come. The manager always has different ideas, different thoughts and what you need in different games.
“In many games I was not in his thoughts so I try to change that. It is not different to last season, it was the same when Romelu came. We had big, big competition. It’s still the same.
“At a big club like Chelsea you have that competition. In pre-season you can show that you want to play, that you are a guy who wants to be in the starting XI. That’s what I try.”
There will not be many at Chelsea that will have an issue with his work rate and effort, although there will be some frustration that it has not worked as many would have hoped.
Tuchel, though, does not appear to have ruled out a move either, though, as he was very coy on the situation regarding Werner and his future at Stamford Bridge.
He said: “We need to see, but everybody is responsible for their own situation.”
“Timo played 45 minutes like everybody else and scored, and from there we go.”
It will be interesting to see if Werner does move on, or whether he continues to fight at Chelsea and show everyone finally what he is capable of.