Chelsea have taken the lead over Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge through Timo Werner.
After a disappointing debut campaign at Chelsea, Werner has lost his starting spot this campaign. As a result, he was without a goal heading into tonight’s clash with Villa.
Werner has now got off the mark, with Reece James whipping in a GORGEOUS ball straight onto the German’s head. Jed Steer could do nothing to prevent his headed effort finding the net.
Timo Werner has scored his first #CFC goal since May! ?
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Timo Werner’s goal! (1-0)
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Werner deserves credit for finishing off, but what a ball that was from Reece James. The England right-back records his third assist of the season and has a goal at the Emirates to go with it.
Chelsea fans will be crossing their fingers that Werner gains a little confidence from that and rediscovers his goal-scoring form.
Playing off Romelu Lukaku could bring the best out of him, but he needs to earn his spot in the starting XI first.