Thomas Tuchel has the perfect player to exploit Southampton’s weaknesses

Those that have watched Timo Werner on a constant foundation within the Premier League this season will recognise that the German ahead is overdue some type of dramatic haul in entrance of objective based mostly on the probabilities he is offered with.

The 24 year-old – who moved to Stamford Bridge in the summertime – has scored and assisted to an affordable stage up to now, however he is snatched at plenty of photographs whereas additionally hitting the woodwork greater than another participant in England’s top-flight.

An explosion for Werner feels inevitable, along with his current utilization beneath Thomas Tuchel benefiting his sport forward of a well-suited conflict with Southampton this weekend.

The newly-appointed German boss, when talking about Werner lately, stated: “He can play as a double striker, as a quantity 9 if he’s intelligent sufficient to make use of his pace and runs however his favorite place is that if he can transfer out to the left.”

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The attacker’s pace has been referenced by Tuchel a number of occasions in several interviews, with Southampton significantly weak to such a menace as demonstrated all through the present marketing campaign.

Earlier within the season, Tottenham and significantly Chelsea managed to reap the rewards of often hitting over Southampton’s aggressive press earlier than exploiting their relatively-high defensive position with by way of passes in behind.

An instance is pictured under, with the Blues passing the ball round in their very own defensive third to lure the Saints ahead, earlier than Jorginho hit a ball excessive of Ralph Hasenhuttl’s defence along with his first contact.

Southampton's defensive line was exploited by Werner's pace when the two teams last met

Southampton’s defensive position was exploited by Werner’s tempo when the 2 groups final met

Werner then beat Jannik Vestergaard and Jan Bednarek in a race to the ball earlier than ending – with these two central defenders missing tempo – and Son Heung-min did comparable at St. Mary’s by scoring 4 occasions.

If Chelsea can as soon as once more entice Hasenhuttl’s gamers into closing down excessive up the sphere, they might doubtlessly use a by way of cross or a lofted ball excessive to take advantage of Southampton’s main frailty.

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Talking about his change in position beneath Tuchel, Werner lately said: “Now I play as a left 10 and never as a left winger, so superb for me. I’ve more room for my runs within the center. A great transfer from the supervisor.”

Werner tends to be at his finest when darting in behind slightly than coming brief, and if Tuchel contests Sunday’s bout with that in thoughts, these priceless conditions may emerge and affect an upturn in kind for Chelsea’s £47.5million man.

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