The Germany international poked the ball home from close range after Kai Havertz, one of six changes made to the starting line-up by Frank Lampard, nodded Hakim Ziyech’s cross back across goal and into the path of Werner.
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With both players having struggled for form in recent weeks, the confidence they will have gained from linking-up to score, regardless of the opposition, will be huge, and hopefully a turning point in their fortunes.
After joining the Blues during the summer from Bayer Leverkusen and RB Leipzig, respectively, Havertz and Werner were backed to cause havoc for Premier League defenders this season, with Havertz tipped to be the Blues’ architect-in-chief and Werner a lethal predator in front of goal.
Whilst it is fair to point out that Werner ended his goal drought against League Two opposition, it will have come as a major relief to him have finally ended his drought in front of goal.
And Werner’s return to the scoresheet has sparked a reaction from the Chelsea fans, with no shortage of them delighted to have seen the German get back amongst the goals as a result of work by fellow summer recruit Havertz.