Timo Werner is in danger of becoming the next Andriy Shevchenko or Fernando Torres at Chelsea if his disastrous run of form continues.

That is the view of talkSPORT host Simon Jordan, who fears the Germany international is bordering on becoming a transfer flop if his poor goal-scoring form continues.

Werner has missed some big chances during his goal drought

Werner has missed some big chances during his goal drought

Werner, who arrived from RB Leipzig for a fee of £48million in the summer, has now gone 10 Premier League matches without a goal following a bright start to life in west London.

His latest poor showing came at Fulham last weekend where he came off the bench and missed a one-on-one in the dying embers of the clash – a chance he would often bury at Leipzig.

And Jordan fears he could become the next victim of Chelsea’s ‘no.9 curse’, with Andriy Shevchenko and Fernando Torres also falling flat in front of goal when arriving at Stamford Bridge.

“He [Roman Abramovich] has been party to those sort of decisions before,” Jordan said.

Torres also struggled massively with the west Londoners

Torres also struggled massively with the west Londoners

“You look at Torres and Shevchenko. The boy who got done for drugs, Adrian Mutu.

“I watched Werner at the beginning of the season and he looks a shadow of his former self in terms of what he’s all about.”

On Monday, reports suggested Chelsea could steal a march on a number of top European clubs by shelling out a club-record fee for Erling Haaland THIS summer.

Haaland, 20, has been a revelation at Borussia Dortmund, who he joined from RB Salzburg in January 2020 – scoring 35 goals in as many appearances for them.

However, the report adds signing Haaland shouldn’t affect Werner’s status at the club as ‘there is still confidence’ in the 24-year-old who hasn’t netted in his last ten Premier League appearances.

Chelsea take on Leicester at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening – a match you can follow LIVE on talkSPORT.


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