Ziyech finally set to make Chelsea debut

Carla Harmon
October 17, 2020

And Werner is now up and running, although he had already scored in the English League Cup this season.

He dummied the ball and span his marker to latch onto Ben Chilwell's pass before cutting in and scoring the opener in the 15th.

On 27 minutes Werner would net his second and once again it was a finish dripping with quality, the 24-year-old striker racing onto a superb ball around the corner from Jorginho, holding off the challenge of Jan Bednarek, touching the ball over the onrushing 'keeper before calmly heading home into the open net.

Danny Ings pulled a goal back for Southampton just before halftime, and Che Adams took advantage of awful defending by Chelsea to equalise in the 57th minute.

Southampton's would be level for only a matter of minutes though, Werner this time turning provider to tee up countryman and fellow summer signing Kai Havertz for a simple tap in from six yards out.

Jannik Vestergaard glanced in a speculative shot from deadline-day signing Theo Walcott in the second minute of added-on time as Southampton rallied for a second time, having fallen 2-0 behind to Timo Werner's first goals in the league. Ziyech not it to start, but hopefully to get some minutes'. We gave them too much in terms of opportunities.

"When we look at it like this, we have no chance against a lot of teams in the Premier League, but the good thing is it's not the best single players winning games, it's the best teams winning games". I would still back the Blues to win, though. 50% I am happy, 50% not.

Nevertheless, defeats against Chelsea, Manchester United and Everton have left them in 15th with 10 goals being conceded in those three games. In Germany we always say defence wins titles.

Stay connected to enjoy many more games on Max. He will be eliminated from the team on Saturday but maybe that means he will be in the Champions League group stage a few days later at Chelsea hosts Sevilla.

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