Chelsea Should Stick With Timo Werner Up Front Against Real Madrid

Frank Leboeuf believes Timo Werner can rectify his mistakes against Real Madrid if given a second chance.

Thomas Tuchel will be tempted to pick Kai Havertz in his position for the Champions League second leg after the latter scored two against Fulham on Saturday.

Werner, on the other hand, missed a sitter against Real in the previous leg, just like he has been all season. Owing to his poor form, now Chelsea will have to take on Real without a solid advantage at their hands.

When asked who should lead the Blues attack, Leboeuf told ESPN FC, “A tough question, but I’d still go with Werner.

“I’m afraid you [might] lose him for the rest of the season. He looked so done in Madrid, not scoring goals,” he explained. “He keeps doing very interesting things; the assist that he gave, keeping the ball and winning a free-kick at the edge of the box [in the Fulham win].

“He lacks confidence but he keeps on trying. He doesn’t give up, and I like the fact that he still tries everything.

“I think, against players like Varane, for example, you need somebody smaller who can disturb him and be fast. And it will be the case with Werner instead of Kai Havertz.”

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