Joe Cole, the former Chelsea star, has criticized forward Timo Werner, following the Blues’ Premier League 2-1 defeat against Wolves on Tuesday night.
Joe Cole, who said Werner needs to brush up on his finishing, wants the Blues manager, Frank Lampard, to drop him from the club’s squad.
Werner struggled to impact the match as Wolves defeated them, thanks to two second-half goals from Pedro Neto and Daniel Podence.
Recall that Olivier Giroud did the score for Lampard’s men at Molineux Stadium.
“I think Werner when he comes in off that left, he is very, very dangerous,” Cole said on Amazon Prime Video after the match.
“I think he needs to brush up on his finishing, but he is a young striker, and he will do that.
“So I have got no doubts he’ll be a top player for Chelsea, but there are options now, and he [Lampard] needs to move it around.
“Ziyech and Hudson-Odoi to come back in, freshen it up at some point. Take Werner out, bring him back in.
“It is a marathon to win a title usually, and certainly this year. You have got to use your whole squad. So Werner maybe comes out, bring the other lads back in.”
“I think he has had a good start to his Chelsea career,” he added.
“You can compare him with other big foreign imports. Sometimes they come to this league – certainly, you’ve to understand it might take time for them to settle in these situations.
“I think for him and Havertz, it has as well. Werner has probably settled in a little bit quicker. They are two top players, I know, because you see the glimpses.
“But I’ve no doubt Werner and Havertz will be massive players for Chelsea.”
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