Michael Owen provides verdict on Werner’s efficiency in opposition to Southampton
Chelsea news: Thomas Tuchels Chelsea are back on the road to success after beating Southampton FC 3-1 on Saturday night. After two 0-1 defeats in a row against Manchester city and Juventus, Chelsea are back on track in the Premier League.
Defender Trevoh Chalobah scored Chelsea’s first goal after a Ben Chilwell corner kick. Chalobah was found at the far post nodding the ball into the Southampton net.
Left-back Ben Chilwell had a goofy tackle against former Chelsea defender Tino Livramento and gave Southampton FC the penalty. James Ward Prowse wouldn’t miss this opportunity. He improved and continued his good record with standard chances.
However, the game changed completely when the Southampton captain Jorginho presented a horror challenge. James Ward Prowse attacked Jorginho and got no connection on the ball. Referee Markin Atkinson glanced at the VAR monitor and gave Ward Prowse a direct red.
Chelsea News: Michael Owen comments on Timo Werner’s performance against Southampton
From then on, Chelsea continued to build the pressure. After a lush cross pass from Ross Barkley they finally found the breakthrough and found Cesar Azpilicueta, who brought Timo Werner the breakthrough. The striker transformed easily from close range.
Plus, Ben Chilwell was able to correct his mistake by adding the third goal. Romelu Lukaku hit the post first on a Mason Mount cross, followed by Cesar Azpillecueta. However, Ben Chilwell volleyed the ball and goal-line technology came to the rescue after McCarthy kept him out.
Chelsea News: PL legend Michael Owen talks about Timo Werner’s role against Southampton
It was extremely tough for Timo Werner at Chelsea. Statistics have been released showing that Werner has scored 16 offside goals since joining Chelsea last summer. This reflects how unlucky he was.
Even against Southampton he had a goal that was not recognized by VAR. Southampton FC goalkeeper McCarthy Timo Werner was also able to fend off with an impressive save. However, the German held on and finally got his reward.
Pandit Michael Owen said he was happy with Timo Werner’s goal. In an interview with Metro, Michael Owen talked about how he knows the pressure a striker is exposed to when he doesn’t score.
“As an ex-striker, I know how he feels when things just don’t go well, and he’s felt that for some time. If you look at his scoring record throughout his career, it’s hard to believe how hard he fights in front of goal.
On his first goal, I felt like there was nothing wrong with that, then they brought it back so far that I thought, ‘Wow, it’s all against you’.
“This [the second goal] is a brilliant move, great ball from [Ross Barkley], an even better ball from Azpilicueta and it’s an easy finish for him, but nice to see him get into those areas and nice to get the monkey off his back. “