Timo Werner is yet to hit the ground running at Chelsea and Gabriel Agbonlahor has urged the Blues to replace the German with another forward.
Gabriel Agbonlahor has encouraged Chelsea to replace Timo Werner with a proven forward who can perform for them in the big games.
Prior to this season, the German established himself as one of the most lethal strikers in European football with RB Leipzig. He scored 95 goals for them from 159 outings across all competitions.
This includes 34 goals in 45 games in a phenomenal 2019/20. His form saw the Blues cough out £47.5m to sign him in the summer.
However, the 25-year-old has failed to live up to expectations since his move to Stamford Bridge, though. Despite a somewhat respectable tally of 12 goals and 14 assists this season, he has been on the end of intense criticism.
Werner lead the line for Chelsea in the FA Cup final against Leicester City. He was brought off in the 82nd minute as his side lost 1-0 to the Foxes.
Agbonlahor has now claimed that Werner is too erratic to be a success at Chelsea.
Speaking on talkSPORT, he said: “I’ve tried to give him the benefit of the doubt as it’s his first season, but the more I’m seeing of him he’s making the wrong decision.
“He picked the ball up, running at two defenders and takes a wild shot over the bar when it’s best to make a pass and another run.
“He seems a bit too erratic and Chelsea, with their history with the likes of Didier Drogba and the strikers they’ve had in the past, they need to go out and buy a big, big striker who can score goals and turn up in the big games.”
Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino also appeared on the show and he added that Werner makes a lot of bad decisions:
“He makes a lot of bad decisions for a striker. I’ve been there and know what I’m talking about on this. I did it for a period in my career.”
“He’s doing that at the moment too regularly. For someone who can devastate with his pace, he gets in position and thinks “what am I going to need to do?” Ultimately, he chooses the wrong option.