Timo Werner reveals the reason why he didn’t take a penalty in Chelsea shootout win vs Aston Villa

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Timo Werner didn’t take a punishment in Chelsea’s Carabao Cup shootout win against Aston Villa since he got a physical issue before on in the game, the striker has affirmed.

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The German international, who has had a torrid time in front of goal since joining from Red Bull Leipzig last summer, gave the Blues the lead with a well-timed header, only for Villa to equalize through teenager Cameron Archer, sending the tie to spot-kicks.

Chelsea won 4-3 on penalties to progress in the competition and have been awarded a home tie against Southampton in the fourth round.

Werner, who didn’t step up to take any of Chelsea’s five penalties, admitted that he had picked up a knock and chose not to take one.

 

‘I had some aggravation in my calf however with just three substitutes, I was unable to go off,’ he said after the success.

‘However, when you have fit players on the pitch, it’s preferable they shoot over me today.’

Thomas Tuchel has seen some clear signs of improvements in Werner’s game (Picture: Getty)

Talking before the match on Wednesday night, Chelsea supervisor Thomas Tuchel demands he actually trusts Werner will come great at Stamford Bridge, notwithstanding calls from many segments of the fan base for the club to sell the 25-year-old.

‘He gave us a reasonable impression of how perilous he and Romelu can be together,’ Tuchel said.

‘The stuff that you don’t see, in instructional courses, he’s more loose, more liquid in his developments, with more certainty.

 

Talking before the match on Wednesday night, Chelsea supervisor Thomas Tuchel demands he actually trusts Werner will come great at Stamford Bridge, notwithstanding calls from many segments of the fan base for the club to sell the 25-year-old.

‘He gave us a reasonable impression of how perilous he and Romelu can be together,’ Tuchel said.

‘The stuff that you don’t see, in instructional courses, he’s more loose, more liquid in his developments, with more certainty.