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Thierry Henry expertly breaks down why Timo Werner flopped at Chelsea, he's spot on

Thierry Henry expertly breaks down why Timo Werner flopped at Chelsea, he's spot on

Timo Werner has returned to form since rejoining RB Leipzig.

Thierry Henry says Timo Werner flopped at Chelsea because he didn't 'feel the love' during his tumultuous spell at the club.

Werner arrived at Stamford Bridge as a marquee signing following his £47.5 million move from RB Leipzig in 2020.

But he failed to live up to expectations, scoring just 23 goals in 89 games in all competitions during his two-year spell with the Blues.

Despite leaving the club with a Champions League winners' medal, the German forward was often scrutinised for his end product.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

Werner ended his association with Chelsea last summer as he returned to Leipzig in a deal worth a reported £25 million.

And the 26-year-old has hit the ground running, scoring seven goals in 13 matches this season.

He scored in his side's win over Celtic on Tuesday, with Henry providing expert analysis on his form at Leipzig.

The Arsenal legend highlighted Werner's 'confidence' at Leipzig and compared it to how he felt at Chelsea.

On CBS Sports, he said: "I will call it confidence. You have players who don’t care if you put your arm around them. They will come, execute and leave.

"Then you have some players that need to feel the love. They need to feel maybe that they are going to play for 90 minutes. The best example is the second goal.

"First and foremost on the first control, Timo Werner would never have put that ball down at Chelsea, and then he would never have seen [Emil] Forsberg.

"He would have rushed it trying to do something, overthinking it and overdoing it. I saw it before, he was calm before and he is calm again."

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Image: Alamy

Henry added: "Maybe he would have shot [when he brought the ball down] because people said he can’t score at Chelsea - it gives you confidence when you score again. Then I see him pass it with his left foot at the right time.

"Sometimes you go to some places, they don’t show you that love, I’m not saying he didn’t have it, but if he didn’t feel it like he felt it at Leipzig, then you aren’t going to be at your best and you won’t take the right decision."

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Topics: Thierry Henry, Timo Werner, Football, Chelsea