Timo Werner of Chelsea equals Eden Hazard’s record
Timo Werner, the Chelsea forward, has equalled the club’s former player, Eden Hazard’s record at Stamford Bridge.
The forward, who has endured a lot of criticism this season, has equalled a record held by Hazard, who currently plays for Real Madrid, during Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Fulham in the Premier League on Saturday.
Werner has come under fire on several occasions this season for missing easy chances, the most recent of which came in Chelsea’s Champions League semi-final first-leg 1-1 draw with Real Madrid last Tuesday.
The Germany international failed to get on the score sheet once again against Fulham, but he did provide the assist for Kai Havertz’s second goal against the visitors.
And in doing so, Werner registered his 10th assist in all competitions for the Blues this season, which means he is now in double figures for both goals and assists for the campaign so far.
And the last Chelsea player to manage that feat in their debut season at the west London club was Hazard in the 2012-2013 campaign.
Meanwhile, speaking about Werner’s display against Fulham, Chelsea coach, Thomas Tuchel, said at his post-match press conference, “Timo [Werner] was involved in many chances.
“Kai played double striker with Timo, and the two had a good connection and were always dangerous. There is still a lot to improve but another good performance.”
Recall that in this same game Werner equalled Hazard’s record, the Chelsea manager. Thomas Tuchel also broke the record of Jose Mourinho, with 11th top-flight clean sheet under him from just 15 games.
No Premier League manager before him can claim to have emulated those efforts, with Mourinho and Scolari opening their respective spells in English football with 10 shoot outs from 15 fixtures.
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