Zidane rested two Madrid players for Chelsea clash, Boss confirms striker has agreed to join Chelsea, as Werner and Roberto Firmino claim

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane opted to rest key midfield duo Luka Modric and Toni Kroos for their 2-0 win over Osasuna over the weekend.

According to Zidane, it was important to rest both players ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League game between Chelsea and Real Madrid.

“There are loads of games. Luka and Toni were rested today and that’s very important,” Zidane told reporters. “Antonio Blanco came in and he did really well. He did a good job.

“It was a hard-fought win. I’m pleased for all the players because it’s not easy to do what we’ve been doing in every game. We kept another clean sheet and scored two goals.

“We have to be pleased about that. It was a good win today.”

Boss confirms striker has agreed to join Chelsea

Chelsea will soon sign Woking academy graduate Jayden Wareham after a successful trial.

Wareham has made 22 career appearances for Woking, scoring two goals and his two goals coming as a substitute in the 2-2 draw at Bromley in January.

Now Woking boss Alan Dowson confirmed that a deal that sees the 17-year-old leave the club is all but done, after he impresses while at Chelsea on trial over the past few months.

“Yeah I believe things are getting done,” he told the Woking YouTube channel.

“I don’t think they want to publicise it massively but I believe everything’s in order, it just needs clearance from the Premier League and all that.

“I don’t think there’s any problems with it, I think everything will be getting done and good luck to the lad. Whatever club he goes to, it should get done.

“Every day we think it’s getting done, today whatever, we can’t really say the name but I think everybody will know anyway to be honest.

“But the bottom line is good luck to the kid, I hope he does well, I hope he does very good. It will be good for him, I think he’s got a couple of years to kick on. Fair play to the lad.

“It’s done I think but I think when you go there you’ve just got to get permission off the Premier League and all that. That’s the only snag and I think everything else is done.”

We do not know much about Wareham but Chelsea do not sign up talents unless they have some serious ability, so they must believe that he has the potential to go on and become a big star in the future

Werner better than Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino

So much was expected from Timo Werner when he signed from German club RB Leipzig but the Germany international has been hugely underwhelming.

Six goals in 32 Premier League games is a disappointing return from a player who scored 34 goals in all competitions last time around.

But while Werner has struggled to score goals for the Blues, he has remained a key player for the Blues due to his ability to press and also provide assists for his team-mates.

While there’s no doubt that Werner needs to improve in front of goal, the German striker has performed better than Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino in their title winning season.

In 3795 mins for Liverpool last year, Firmino scored 10 goals and provided 12 assists in all competitions, giving him a 0.52GA/90.

Werner has performed slightly better for the Blues when compared to Firmino, scoring 11 goals and providing 10 assists is 3337 mins, giving him a 0.57 GA/90.

While every Chelsea fan want Werner to perform better, he hasn’t performed too badly when compared to Firmino who was hailed as outstanding for Liverpool last season.