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Just now, Jason said:

The amount of space or lack of it isn't the issue. Even if one gets space to score, they still gotta know how to put the ball in the back of the net. Although inconsistent, he's shown that he can finish before.

1 vs 1 situations against the GK was his biggest weakness after having bad technical abilities. 

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Really taking the piss now 

Werner has never been the most clinical of players. Last season in the Bundesliga he recorded 20 big chances missed, only second to Lewandowski at 24. That said, it comes with the territory. He's

he has a real mentality off the field but also different level on it. Hard doesn't faze him, but he's a killer, he is going to get tons of goals this season.

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Werner is top in the list of loosers right now.
There were three Greek players in the past like him. Dintsikos, Lakis, Okkas (Cypriot), all internationals.
One day Okkas received a fantastic pass from the Serbian Georgevitch, alone with the goalkeeper. The speaker goes "wow, what a fantastic ball through by the Serbian" then "uh-oh it's Okkas - forget it". True to form Okkas passed the ball tamely into the arms of the goalkeeper.
But nobody missed chances as badly as Werner does. Morata as Chelsea surely not. 

 

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4 minutes ago, MoroccanBlue said:

To direct you to Jason's point, he scored 90 goals in 4 seasons. When you look at his goals, the majority of which were from the space behind the back line. 

The prem limits the space he finds with a low block, thus reducing the number of chances he'll get. Thus reducing the number of goals. 

Can you back it up with stats of the amount of chances that were created for him last season compared to this season? I'm pretty sure it's not far off. 

I redirect you to my response to @Jason if you want to know what my opinion is of why he is failing this season. 

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Dropping Werner for a while could actually help our creativity. at least havertz and ziyech are in form again. Add Pulisic or Mount to that and we are fairly fluent. God, I miss proper footy. Saturday can not come soon enough. International football is a cancer for us all but most of all for Timo Werner lol

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1 minute ago, Azul said:

You try to find logic and try to back up stats for why he is failing at Chelsea, but football is not all about stats mate. Football is 99% about a players mentality and he is mentally finished right now.

Why do you think I mentioned he needs to see a sports psychologist or do something similar? I used his past stats as a proof that he knows how to score. The know-how is there, somewhere. The finishing was inconsistent in the past but now, it's just a trainwreck. 

 

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4 minutes ago, Jason said:

The amount of space or lack of it isn't the issue. Even if one gets space to score, they still gotta know how to put the ball in the back of the net. Although inconsistent, he's shown that he can finish before but everything is a car crash right now.

It is an issue in Werner's case because we were warned by avid Bundesliga viewers that Werner,  inspite his goal scoring record, wasted LOADS. When you analyse the goals he scored at RB,  a lot of them were playing off from the left and beating the back line. RB was also built around him with creative midfielders that fed him constantly. 

80% of clubs in the prem play a low block, and our current set up isn't built around Werner. You reduce the number of chances he has only highlights how poor a finisher he actually is. 

2 minutes ago, Azul said:

Can you back it up with stats of the amount of chances that were created for him last season compared to this season? I'm pretty sure it's not far off. 

I redirect you to my response to @Jason if you want to know what my opinion is of why he is failing this season. 

Ask @killer1257, @Magic Lamps, or any Bundesliga watcher. They all warned us Werner misses loads. 

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1 minute ago, MoroccanBlue said:

It is an issue in Werner's case because we were warned by avid Bundesliga viewers that Werner,  inspite his goal scoring record, wasted LOADS. When you analyse the goals he scored at RB,  a lot of them were playing off from the left and beating the back line. RB was also built around him with creative midfielders that fed him constantly. 

80% of clubs in the prem play a low block, and our current set up isn't built around Werner. You reduce the number of chances he has only highlights how poor a finisher he actually is. 

What I'm saying it's the know-how on the finishing. Yes, the finishing is inconsistent but regardless of how many chances he got in the Bundesliga, he still didn't score 90+ goals for Leipzig by being a poor finisher. You still need to know how to put away those chances. Otherwise, every Tom, Dick and Harry would have scored loads of goals in the Bundesliga. 

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12 minutes ago, MoroccanBlue said:

It is an issue in Werner's case because we were warned by avid Bundesliga viewers that Werner,  inspite his goal scoring record, wasted LOADS. When you analyse the goals he scored at RB,  a lot of them were playing off from the left and beating the back line. RB was also built around him with creative midfielders that fed him constantly. 

80% of clubs in the prem play a low block, and our current set up isn't built around Werner. You reduce the number of chances he has only highlights how poor a finisher he actually is. 

Ask @killer1257, @Magic Lamps, or any Bundesliga watcher. They all warned us Werner misses loads. 

I disagree because he's missed an abnormal amount of chances of this season. My mate who literally watches Bundesliga week in week out is texting me and saying that this is ridiculous even for his standards. He was actually banging in goals for the national team, and now he can't seem to score a single goal. Are you saying that he's not suited to the prem and you knew this all along? If so why have you been defending Werner while I was criticising him?

Furthermore do you disagree that the way he's playing is a result of his confidence and not our playstyle? The reason why I'm asking this, because I think that you're undermining the importance of mental fortitude in football. Morata touched on the topic by stating that he needed a sports psychologist in order to succeed at Chelsea.

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Just now, Jason said:

What I'm saying it's the know-how on the finishing. Yes, the finishing is inconsistent but regardless of how many chances he got in the Bundesliga, he still didn't score 90+ goals for Leipzig by being a poor finisher. You still need to know how to put away those chances. Otherwise, every Tom, Dick and Harry would have scored loads of goals in the Bundesliga. 

Not everyone is as fast as Werner. Pacy strikers have it so easy in Bundesliga 

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Just now, killer1257 said:

Not everyone is as fast as Werner. Pacy strikers have it so easy in Bundesliga 

They also need to know where to be, to score the goals. It's not all just pace here. 

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7 minutes ago, Jason said:

Why do you think I mentioned he needs to see a sports psychologist or do something similar? I used his past stats as a proof that he knows how to score. The know-how is there, somewhere. The finishing was inconsistent in the past but now, it's just a trainwreck. 

 

I find it surprising that you act like he hasn't been like this for atleast for 4 months. When I was criticising him, you were literally crucifying me for stating the obvious. Now after this miss, which looks normal to some of the misses he had this season, you turn around and do a 180😂

He's not a trainweck, because of this miss alone, but the enormous amount of misses he had before this. Do you now agree that Pulisic or CHO need a run of games on the left instead of Werner?👀

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15 minutes ago, Azul said:

Can you back it up with stats of the amount of chances that were created for him last season compared to this season? I'm pretty sure it's not far off. 

Don't think this is exactly what you're looking for but last season, Werner had 117 shots and scored 28 league goals from an xG of 22.3. For context, Lewandowski scored 34 league goals from 134 shots and an xG of 27.5 last season.

This season, Werner has had 62 shots and scored 5 league goals from an xG of 9.8. 

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8 minutes ago, Azul said:

I find it surprising that you act like he hasn't been like this for atleast for 4 months. When I was criticising him, you were literally crucifying me for stating the obvious. Now after this miss, which looks normal to some of the misses he had this season, you turn around and do a 180😂

He's not a trainweck, because of this miss alone, but the enormous amount of misses he had before this. Do you now agree that Pulisic or CHO need a run of games on the left instead of Werner?👀

Were we not mainly arguing about his performances? His performances of late aren't exactly the issue. It's the finishing.

He has had shocking misses but they weren't happening every game. But the longer he goes on without getting back into some kind of goalscoring form, the more he misses chances like today, then even I have to go "WTF TIMO!?" because there's no way one can defend that. 

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7 minutes ago, Azul said:

I disagree because he's missed an abnormal amount of chances of this season. My mate who literally watches Bundesliga week in week out is texting and saying that this is ridiculous even for his standards. Are you saying that he's not suited to the prem and you knew this all along? If so why have you been defending while I was criticising him?

Furthermore do you disagree that the way he's playing is a result of his confidence and not our playstyle? The reason why I'm asking this, because I think that you're undermining the importance of mental fortitude in football. Morata touched on the topic by stating that he needed a sports psychologist in order to succeed at Chelsea.

What are you actually disagreeing with here? I'm saying Werner is scoring less goals in England than in Germany because the latter had an environment where he strived in (counter attacking league) and the team was built around him. He's gotten a significantly less amount of shots this season compared to last because A, the premier league is a relatively low block league, and B, the team isn't built around him. He was already notoriously known for missing chances in Germany. You reduce the number of attempts he has on goal, he's going to look even worse. 

All of this is hindsight. If I knew this all along I would've been skeptical about this signing. What's a sport Psychologist have to do with Werner when Werner lacks some of the basic principles of finesse in the box? 

 

 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Jason said:

Don't think this is exactly what you're looking for but last season, Werner had 117 shots and scored 28 league goals from an xG of 22.3. For context, Lewandowski scored 34 league goals from 134 shots and an xG of 27.5 last season.

This season, Werner has had 62 shots and scored 5 league goals from an xG of 9.8. 

Appreciate it. 

This strengthens our point even more, that this has to do with mentality and nothing more. This narrative that the Premier League is full of low block teams and it's not possible for players like Werner to get a lot of goals is just stupid. Salah is similar, because most of his goals comes from him running in behind yet he scores loads of goals every single year. 

Werner got the opportunities to score and choked, he's just not ready to deal with the pressure which is unfortunate to see. 

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20 minutes ago, Jason said:

They also need to know where to be, to score the goals. It's not all just pace here. 

Yup. Pace+reading of space and making runs are his main strength. He makes a lot of good runs that go unnoticed or are not found by the poor passers in the team and their bad executiion/decision making. So if we would play more to his strengths he would get more chacnes for sure. Still his finishing has never been elite, more like that of an average Bundesliga striker. So even if he would get more chances he would still go on and miss most of them. confidence will always be an issue for him.

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Werner video from last year's bundesliga:

He seems to be enjoying lots of free space, something he is not gifted in the premier.
Today's was a horrendous howler of course.

 

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1 minute ago, MoroccanBlue said:

What are you actually disagreeing with here? I'm saying Werner is scoring less goals in England than in Germany because the latter had an environment where he strived in (counter attacking league) and the team was built around him. He's gotten a significantly less amount of shots this season compared to last because A, the premier league is a relatively low block league, and B, the team isn't built around him. He was already notoriously known for missing chances in Germany. You reduce the number of attempts he has on goal, he's going to look even worse. 

All of this is hindsight. If I knew this all along I would've been skeptical about this signing. What's a sport Psychologist have to do with Werner when Werner lacks some of the basic principles of finesse in the box? 

 

 

 

 

Look at the stats @Jason posted, his shots to goal ratio got significantly worse as of right now. 

I calculated the shots to goal ratio:

Last season he had 117 shots and scored 28, which means his shots to goal ratio is 28/117 = 24%

This season Werner's has had 62 shots on goal and scored 5 goals, which means his shots to goal ratio is 5/62= 8%

As you can see his ratio got worse by 3 times! This clearly shows that his finishing got worse. I agree that he's had less shots on goal but we can't ignore that he was a much better finisher last season as I've shown you with facts just now.

Look I disagree with you that the biggest problem is the style of play in the EPL. I think that the biggest problem is his mental toughness, which is the most important attribute in football. He's not dealing with the pressure that comes with being a Chelsea player just like many other players and he's facing the consequences on the pitch. 

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15 minutes ago, Magic Lamps said:

Yup. Pace+reading of space and making runs are his main strength. He makes a lot of good runs that go unnoticed or are not found by the poor passers in the team and their bad executiion/decision making. So if we would play more to his strengths he would get more chacnes for sure. Still his finishing has never been elite, more like that of an average Bundesliga striker. So even if he would get more chances he would still go on and miss most of them. confidence will always be an issue for him.

It would be a miracle if this team can create more chances in the first place. 

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11 minutes ago, cosmicway said:

Werner video from last year's bundesliga:

He seems to be enjoying lots of free space, something he is not gifted in the premier.
Today's was a horrendous howler of course.

 

It's not all about the space fa...aah never mind...

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