‘Striker curse’ – Chelsea fans can’t believe what Timo Werner did in embarrassing Germany defeat


Chelsea supporters have been reacting to Timo Werner’s huge missed chance for Germany against North Macedonia.

Joachin Low’s side were beaten 2-1 at home to the 65th-ranked best side on the planet in their World Cup qualifier.

Goran Pandev put the visitors a goal ahead just before half-time, but Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan equalised for the Germans on 63 minutes.

With the game finely poised at 1-1, Werner – who came on as a substitute – had a brilliant chance to make it 2-1.

After some good work from Gundogan, he then picked out the Blues striker, who was about eight yards from goal, but scuffed his shot wide of the post.

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Then, moments later, Eljif Emas won it for North Macedonia to produce one of the shocks of the evening.

Chelsea fans have been reacting to Werner’s miss, with the forward clearly lacking confidence in front of goal at the moment.

It’s been a very underwhelming start for the German forward since arriving to Stamford Bridge with big expectations in the summer.

Werner came to England with a big reputation of scoring goals at RB Leipzig, with other top European sides – including Premier League champions Liverpool – interested in his signature.

However, it’s not worked out for the 25-year-old yet in west London.

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It’s still not a disastrous return for Werner, who has scored 10 goals in all competitions under Thomas Tuchel and Frank Lampard.

But considering the standards he set himself during his time at Leipzig, he has not yet reached them at Stamford Bridge and he has faced plenty of criticism.

This latest miss won’t do his confidence any favours either.

Werner is set to be named in Tuchel’s squad for Saturday’s clash with West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge.





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