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Timo Werner ends goal drought to seal Chelsea’s win over Newcastle

Chelsea are remembering why it helps to have a manager who trusts in his tactics and style of play. Clarity is returning after the vagueness that afflicted them under Frank Lampard. Thomas Tuchel has hit upon a system that suits this side and he is finding ways to revive players who looked lost under Lampard, summed up by Timo Werner returning to his spiky best as Chelsea climbed into the top four thanks to a comfortable win over a dreadful Newcastle side.

It appears a simple tactical shift was all Werner required to regain his belief after a torrid run in front of goal. After toiling as a winger in Lampard’s favoured 4-3-3, he looks transformed as an inside-left. Werner knows the position well from his time at RB Leipzig. It allows him to operate in more dangerous areas and he thrived against Newcastle, creating Olivier Giroud’s opener before scoring for the second time in 20 matches.

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