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Sport Werner blames Tuchel's tactics and lack of playtime for Chelsea exit

16:01  18 august  2022
16:01  18 august  2022 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Timo Werner has put his Chelsea exit down to a lack of playtime and not fitting Thomas Tuchel's system, after the German striker returned to his old club RB Leipzig.

Werner was largely disappointing in his time at Stamford Bridge, scoring 23 goals in 89 games after joining for £47.5 million.

There were high points, as he scored four goals in the Blues' Champions League winning campaign in 2021, but ultimately a lack of consistency in west London saw him secure a £25m return to the Bundesliga.

Timo Werner (L) has put his Chelsea exit down to not fitting the system of Thomas Tuchel (C) © Provided by Daily Mail Timo Werner (L) has put his Chelsea exit down to not fitting the system of Thomas Tuchel (C) Werner secured a £25m return to RB Leipzig after a disappointing two years in west London © Provided by Daily Mail Werner secured a £25m return to RB Leipzig after a disappointing two years in west London

The Germany star told the Einfach Luppen podcast: 'For me, the fun of playing football is in the foreground. Of course, I had great success at Chelsea, but the fun got a bit lost in the end because I didn't play regularly anymore.

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'I think the coach's system of play didn't suit me perfectly. That's why it was clear to me that I wanted to take a new step. I'm at an age where I want to play as much as I can.'

Despite failing to live up the hype in West London, Werner still has fond memories of his time in the Premier League. He said: 'I really associate very great successes with Chelsea – the greatest of my career.

'It will always be a special club for me. I will also stay in touch with many of the players from the team.

The German striker claims a lack of playing time under his compatriot also saw him leave © Provided by Daily Mail The German striker claims a lack of playing time under his compatriot also saw him leave He scored 23 goals in 89 games for the Blues and won the Champions League in 2021 © Provided by Daily Mail He scored 23 goals in 89 games for the Blues and won the Champions League in 2021

The 26-year-old is now back at the club where he made his name. Werner scored 95 goals inn 159 games in his first spell at Leipzig, and has already picked up a goal in his first game back at the club.

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Werner's criticism of Tuchel was light compared to his former teammate Romelu Lukaku, who told Sky Sports Italia in December that he was 'not happy' with the manager while still a Chelsea player.

Having lost both Lukaku and Werner this summer, Thomas Tuchel is now looking to bring in a replacement striker, with the Blues currently chasing former Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Todd Boehly is hopeful of finally being able to strike a deal with Barcelona for Aubameyang, with talks set to take place on Thursday afternoon.

The ex-Arsenal star has scored 11 goals in 13 starts since joining the Catalan giants in January but has now fallen down the pecking order following the club's £42.5million purchase of Robert Lewandowski and the need of cashing in on a few players.

Chelsea will meet with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's representatives to discuss a move © Provided by Daily Mail Chelsea will meet with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's representatives to discuss a move Read more

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