Timo Werner ‘needs time out of the team’ after Chelsea’s Champions League victory over Porto, claims Clinton Morrison sponspored by god55

Timo Werner ‘needs time out of the team’ after Chelsea’s Champions League victory over Porto, claims Clinton Morrison

Clinton Morrison, the former Premier League striker, has claimed Timo Werner ‘needs time out’ of the Chelsea team after he once again struggled during the Champions League victory over Porto.

Germany international Werner has endured a frustrating season at Stamford Bridge following his move from RB Leipzig last summer, scoring just eight goals in 38 Premier League and Champions League appearances.

The 25-year-old appears to be desperately short of confidence and was subbed off by Thomas Tuchel in the second-half of Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Porto on Wednesday night.

‘Chelsea have got other attacking options – it just depends on how long Tuchel wants to stick with Timo Werner,’ Morrison told BBC Radio 5 Live.

‘Listen, Werner is not a bad player. You don’t become a bad player overnight. It’s just at the moment, he’s getting into positions and not being clinical.

‘Maybe he needs a bit of time out of the team and he can make an impact coming off the bench.’

Chelsea have one foot in the Champions League semi-finals after an impressive 2-0 victory over Porto in Seville.

Mason Mount scored a superb opener to put Tuchel’s side ahead and his England team-mate Ben Chilwell popped up with a rare goal late on to double Chelsea’s advantage.

‘It was a very good, professional performance from Chelsea,’ Morrison added.

‘A lot of people were questioning how they would respond after that defeat by West Brom – and they responded excellently.

‘Thomas Tuchel made changes but the players that came in have done the job. Two fantastic goals and even late in the game, they were still trying to get forward and score that second goal.

‘I think Chelsea are done now and this second leg should be comfortable as well.’

Tuchel, meanwhile, praised Chelsea goalscorers Mount and Chilwell after the Porto win but insisted his side were forced to ‘suffer’ at times against the Portuguese outfit.

‘It was a tough match against a strong Porto side,’ he said. ‘There were many moments where we suffered. We accepted it.

‘The circumstances are a bit different in a quarter-final. The spirit was good and it was an excellent result.

‘I’m very happy that he [Mason Mount] scores. A very important goal that opened up the game. It calmed the nerves. Not an easy shot but very precise. Very happy for Mason. He took responsibility.

‘[Ben Chilwell’s goal was] excellent. He kept composure and went round the keeper. It was super important to get the second away goal.

‘Chilly forced the mistake and kept his cool in the box. We’re very happy to go away with this result but it’s only half-time.’

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