Garth Crooks claims Timo Werner is the most unselfish player he has seen for a very long time after Chelsea’s victory over Crystal Palace.
The German international assisted Chelsea’s second goal and was a constant threat for the Blues throughout the game.
Timo Werner seems to have won his way back into the Chelsea starting lineup after an impressive run of form.
Thomas Tuchel said last week in a press conference that Rumelo Lukaku should copy and learn from Timo Werner if want to win his way back into the Chelsea starting eleven.
What was said?
Speaking on BBC, Garth praised Chelsea‘s response after going out of the Champions League and putting out such an impressive performance against Crystal Palace to book their place in the finals of the FA Cup.
If ever you want to see how a team recovers from a midweek defeat in Europe, compose themselves, and go on to win an FA Cup semi-final, then this was it,’ he said.
He also praised Timo Werner after naming him to his team of the week.
‘Granted, it does help when you have a galaxy of stars to choose from on the bench, but nevertheless, this was an impressive display by Chelsea.
‘The star of the show against Palace was Werner and without doubt the most unselfish striker and willing runner I have seen in a long time.
‘Playing alongside the German must be a pleasure when he is in this form.
‘I thought when Werner first arrived at Chelsea he suffered from stage fright. Well if he did, he certainly doesn’t anymore.
In recent months, Werner and striking partner Romelu Lukaku have seen their playing time fluctuate, with Thomas Tuchel preferring to deploy Kai Havertz as a false nine.
Both players, however, have been given the green light to start tonight’s crucial match against Arsenal, with Tuchel deciding to rest Havertz.
‘You were asking so much about him so I finally put him in! Kai Havertz is overloaded so it was the moment to go with Romelu,’ Tuchel said.
‘He deserves to play first of all and Kai is a bit tired. Also, a little bit that he had a good game in the first match.’
Timo Werner has scored three and assisted two in his last four appearances for Chelsea.
Thomas Tuchel will hope the German striker will maintain his recent run of form as the Blues seeks to cement their Champions League position and end the season on a high note.