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Tuchel sends message to Timo Werner following Romelu Lukaku’s arrival at Chelsea

The Chelsea boss has addressed the topic of Timo Werner amid speculation the German forward could call time on his Blues career after just one season in west London

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Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has insisted that Timo Werner remains a key figure in his plans for this season despite the arrival of Romelu Lukaku potentially knocking him down the pecking order.

Recent reports have touted Werner with a move to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich at the end of this current campaign.

The former RB Leipzig forward is thought to be keen on the switch, given it would present him with the chance of a reunion with former boss Julian Nagelsmann, currently in the Bayern hot-seat.

The 25-year-old German international endured a difficult debut season at Stamford Bridge, notching just six Premier League goals last season and now expected to play second fiddle to Lukaku for the remainder of this campaign.



Timo Werner has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich, where he would play under former RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)




Lukaku has immediately occupied a role that Werner was deployed in last season, but Tuchel insists there is still a vital role for Werner at the club.

“I am sure that we will find games and solutions where we play with both of them (Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku),” said the Chelsea boss.

“We did already and Timo and Romelu can be a good fit together. Timo loves to play around a reference up front and Romelu is clearly our reference up front being a tall and physical player.









“The most important is he finds his rhythm and confidence and joy and makes his point and makes his way into the team.”

Tuchel called on the former Leipzig star to fight to reclaim his position in the team, while praising his recent international exploits with Germany.

“The players are in charge to take their positions and fight for their positions and once they have it to not give it away.

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Thomas Tuchel has called on Timo Werner to fight for his place in the Chelsea side
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“We are very happy that he scored and played (for Germany in the international break) and on we go.

“We have not too many players but we have players with high quality and high ambition and Timo is clearly a guy that we count on and that is absolutely necessary we have him on high level.”

Tuchel’s rally cry could spark the kind of Werner fans witnessed in the Bundesliga, but the 25-year-old has a fight on his hands if he is to reclaim and keep his spot in the side.

Lukaku has already bagged a goal this season after featuring just twice in what was a stellar display away at Arsenal two weeks ago.




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