Timo Werner's Ear Condition Could Cause Him Problems In The Premier League
It was confirmed on Thursday that Frank Lampard's side have completed a deal to sign Werner from RB Leipzig for a fee of £47.5 million, a transfer that has been widely approved by fans and pundits alike - and for good reason.
Werner will no doubt strengthen Chelsea's current line-up but the noise of Premier League crowds may disrupt his matchday experience.
In the past, Werner has struggled with hostile atmospheres.
Despite asking for ear plugs shortly after kick-off to try and stop the effects, Werner suffered from 'circulatory problems and dizziness' and was replaced after just 31 minutes.
As you can see in the clip below, Werner can be seen holding his hands to his ears as he struggles with the conditions.
After the match, Ralph Hasenhuttl, who was manager of RB Leipzig at the time, said Werner struggled during his short time on the pitch.
"He asked to come off so I took him off," he said. "It is impossible to prepare your team for an atmosphere like this. There was a deafening noise [and] at the start of the game we were a bit affected.
"For me, as coach, it is important to see who I can rely on in moments like these, who is prepared to defend himself against what is going on on the pitch. To encounter such an atmosphere was too much for some."
"I have never seen such an atmosphere in my life," he said. "I could not focus on the match. I asked for a headset, and it did not help either. I still do not feel well."
Whether he will be able cope with the noise of Premier League crowds is obviously unclear, but Werner is certainly going to experience some intense atmospheres in the coming months.