Werner may leave disappointment behind by starring in Chelsea&#39

T imo Werner scored 36 RB scored in his first year and a half at Leipzig, but humility prevailed when he was invited to assess his standard. “You have to play in really big teams to be top-notch,” he said in February 2018. “And then play in the big games, like the final or semi-final of the Champions League.”

Saturday night comes the time of a date in Porto, or at least that's the idea. Last week, Werner described his first campaign at Chelsea as "the most unfortunate season I've ever lived and ever had," but the line between misfortune and the place between the stars is thin enough to fade. All he can take is a 13 strike since his arrival last June: should he decide the biggest game of his career in Chelsea's favor?

Chelsea, Werner's £47 5 min. Release clause in Leipzig? Perhaps by waiting for what will happen next. Werner spoke with disarming honesty about his struggles in front of goal, 31 games in the two most grueling rounds, but his willingness to do so is full of experience. It is not difficult to find moments where light and shadow follow each other throughout his career. The common theme is the style that Werner always picks up.

By April, the season after Werner's record-breaking arrival on the Bundesliga stage, a five-month goal-shy goal made the Stuttgarter Zeitung a "dead end" in his development; this was followed by summer suggestions, 19, living with her parents in her parents' house was holding her back. A year later, after a better mid-season run for the otherwise dismal and relegated Stuttgart, he had shaken things up and was on his way to Leipzig.

indecision remained. Werner soon became a goal machine in Saxony, but only twice scored in more than three games, and droughts of four or five matches were not uncommon. He scored 21 brackets and three hat-tricks for Leipzig, goals for them; the other 44 came in 120 appearances.

The comfort for the audience lay in knowing that Werner would be in great shape when he inevitably returns. like his playstyle: explosive and often most effective in short, irresistible bursts.

The general point is that Werner generally tends to be good, even if it is difficult at times. guess how or when. and the fact that he made nearly 350 senior career outlooks against it.

timo werner reacts during chelsea's win over leicester
Werner had a frustrating first season at Chelsea. Photo: Catherine Ivill / EPA

Werner's only real anticlimax awarded was Russia before this year 2018 Germany failed after winning the Confederations Cup gold boot a year ago, the obvious gap in their success is a resounding contribution to one of the majors. r global stages. When asked if he could top the World Cup scoring charts in an interview with Die Welt three years ago, he said, "I'm still flying a bit under the radar and really only win." It was probably a wishful thinking but there is no chance of scrutiny when faced with Manchester City.

Much of his early work at Chelsea actually went against inspection. Brilliant flashes in memory: clean shot from his target in Spurs; Electric comeback that beat Jan Bednarek against Southampton and brought in an exciting first Premier League goal.

A once-familiar body-opening finish at Burnley in October was something else; The first strike at West Ham was due to their own strong holding game and was probably the highlight of Chelsea's best season, even if it blew a sitter later on. With a nod on a rebound against Real Madrid, the goal looked simple but kept them fair for the final.

While the conversion rate is third-lowest in the highest flight, the more educational statistic is that they hit double figures for goals and assists in all competitions, compared to teammates – 19. All revealing a confusingly different-looking picture from every angle.

“When I was down physically, I would run in the mountains with my dad to get my legs back on track,” Werner said early in his Stuttgart career. It partially explains his scorching pace, but perhaps it's a factor behind his reluctance to hide.

If his early life at Chelsea seemed like a tough challenge at times, there's now a bright peak. within sight.

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