Thomas Tuchel urged to drop Werner in Champions League final.
The German striker was pivotal in Chelsea’s win against Real Madrid in the semi-final but believes Christian Pulisic should be given the nod in the final of the European competition.
The Blues will be facing Pep Guardiola’s men on May 29 who are on the verge of clinching the Premier League title this weekend.
‘Timo Werner scored a big goal for Chelsea against Real Madrid. But he shouldn’t play in the Champions League final,’ Merson told Starsport.
‘Christian Pulisic should start against Manchester City – because he is a better finisher.
‘I’d be shocked if Pulisic doesn’t play. He can beat two or three players and he’s better in front of goal than Werner.
‘I would play him against City this weekend and see how it goes. You won’t get 10 shots a game against City, so you have to play your best finishers.’
‘Werner did well against Real Madrid. He’s a handful and he just keeps going and going. But Pulisic was unlucky not to play after scoring in the first leg, and when he came on he made a big difference.
‘What he did to set up Mason Mount for the killer goal, checking his run and cutting it back, I don’t see Werner doing that in a month of Sundays.
‘He doesn’t have that kind of composure. He would have smashed it across goal, probably without even looking, and the chance would have gone.’