‘Don’t start him again’ — Tuchel told to bench Chelsea star after poor performance against Porto

Frank Lampard’s summer signings are yet to make the desired impact so far, with Timo Werner and Kai Havertz mostly the ones struggling for form.

Werner has only scored 8 goals in 38 games, which is a far cry from his goal outburst in the German Bundesliga.

Meanwhile, former Premier League striker Clinton Morrison, said that it’s time for Werner to be dropped to the bench for a first time, after a poor display against Porto.

“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.”