Timo Werner has scored his first goal for Chelsea just four minutes into his debut against Brighton. Werner was named in Frank Lampard’s starting lineup for the Blues’ pre-season friendly at the Amex Stadium on Saturday, with fans given a chance to see the Germany international in a Chelsea shirt for the first time.
Timo Werner scores his first ever goal for Chelsea. What a great initial ball from Ziyech as well: pic.twitter.com/wdTfQTBFPs
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The 24-year-old signed off his time at Leipzig by netting a brace in their 2-1 win over Augsburg last month.
It was fitting that the clinical young striker’s final touch of the ball for his old club would be a goal.
And now, one of his very first touches for his new side has also hit the back of the net
Timo Werner has scored his first goal for Chelsea just four minutes into his debut against Brighton.
Werner was named in Frank Lampard’s starting lineup for the Blues’ pre-season friendly at the Amex Stadium on Saturday, with fans given a chance to see the Germany international in a Chelsea shirt for the first time
Brighton made 2,500 tickets available to home fans following the green light from the Government, with social distancing guidelines in place in the stands.
It didn’t take long for Werner to make his mark for his new club, with the former RB Leipzig star taking advantage as fellow summer signing Hakim Ziyech also played his part.
Callum Hudson-Odoi miscued a header following a wonderful cross from the right flank, but his mistake ended up being the perfect assist for Werner, who was on hand to stroke home from close range.
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Werner had earlier said of his debut: “I’m very excited. I can’t wait!
“I was training on my own for a while when I first signed, but I’ve been working with the whole team over the past week or so and it’s been great.
“It was strange at first [when I arrived] because you just want to work hard, meet all the team and get straight to it on the training field but I had to be patient.
“I’m very happy that the league starts in two weeks and I’m excited to test myself in the Premier League. I also can’t wait for the friendly game against Brighton, to finally get out there wearing the Blue shirt