Eye-watering stat sums up just how unlucky Timo Werner has been at Chelsea after latest disallowed goal
A frankly staggering statistic surrounding Timo Werner’s goalscoring efforts in the colours of Chelsea has surfaced on Saturday afternoon.
Chalobah on target
Werner and co. are of course currently locked in Premier League action.
After slipping to a 2nd successive defeat across all competitions in Turin during the week, the Blues this afternoon turned attentions back towards domestic matters, in a meeting with Southampton.
And, as things stand, Chelsea look well on their way to getting things back on track.
With a little over 45 minutes played at Stamford Bridge, the capital giants lead by a goal to nil, courtesy of an altogether surprise source.
After breaking free at the back post, Trevoh Chalobah, reintroduced to the starting line-up by Thomas Tuchel on Saturday, popped up with his 2nd goal of the campaign, nodding home from Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s flick-on:
Not sure what’s better: the finish or the knee slide 😎
Trevoh Chalobah puts Chelsea ahead against Southampton 🔥
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The scoreline heading into the break, though, would have proven of a considerably more comfortable nature for Chelsea, had it not been for the intervention of VAR.
After Callum Hudson-Odoi’s delivery from the left was nodded home in authoritative fashion by the arriving Timo Werner, the German, on the back of a difficult opening to the campaign, wheeled away in understandable delight.
Celebrations were soon cut short, however, when referee Martin Atkinson was called to the pitch-side monitor, to review a potential foul in the buildup.
In turn, much to the frustration of the home crowd at the Bridge, it was decided that Cesar Azpilicueta had indeed been guilty of a foul on Kyle Walker-Peters, culminating in the hosts’ 2nd being disallowed.
18 seconds separated this foul on Cesar Azpilicueta and Timo Werner’s goal for Chelsea.
Martin Atkinson and Mike Dean in the VAR booth disallowed the goal because of a foul in the build-up. pic.twitter.com/TTRRPnZrvW
— Matchday365 (@Matchday365) October 2, 2021
And, as outlined above, owing to this development, a jaw-dropping statistic surrounding Werner, and just how unlucky the German has been whilst in Chelsea’s colours, has followed.
Despite the former RB Leipzig man having only made the move to West London in the summer of 2020, he has now seen no fewer than 16 (SIXTEEN) Blues goals ruled out:
Chelsea commentary saying that’s the SIXTEENTH time Werner has had a goal ruled out for Chelsea (offisde/VAR/etc)
— Harry Edwards (@harryedwards16) October 2, 2021
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