‘Get Werner out of the club!’: Goal shy Timo Werner is abused by a Chelsea fan on the Stamford Bridge public address system, while displaying the Champions League trophy, before other fans chase.
- Timo Werner was told by a Chelsea fan to ‘get out of the club’ at Stamford Bridge
- Thomas Tuchel’s men had an open training session that fans could watch
- A fan criticized Werner as he trained on the other side of the field
- Werner has struggled in English football since joining for £ 53m from RB Leizpig
A Chelsea fan brutally told Timo Werner to ‘get out of the club’ via the public address system at Stamford Bridge as the German forward trained on the other side of the field on Wednesday.
Thomas Tuchel’s team invited a small number of fans to an open training session before their trip to London to play Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday.
New £ 98m signing Romelu Lukaku was in attendance as César Azpilicueta and company paraded their Champions League and European Super Cup trophies on the pitch before getting down to business.
A Chelsea fan brutally told Timo Werner to ‘get out of the club’ in an opening training session
Several fans were able to enter Stamford Bridge to watch the team prepare for Arsenal
The withering comment produced a shocked reaction from the other Chelsea fans present.
One stormed out of her seat and went to confront the sympathizer who was criticizing Werner.
Werner has struggled in front of goal since joining the Premier League team from RB Leipzig
But things got ugly in the stands when some of the fans in attendance had the opportunity to offer a score prediction for Sunday’s game at the Emirates via the public address system at Stamford Bridge.
In a video posted on Twitter, the host of the event can be heard asking a fan who you might have a hard time distinguishing near the front of the booth.
The fan replied: ‘Let’s do it right … get Werner out of the club.’
The withering comment elicited a shocked reaction from the other Chelsea fans seated near him in the stands.
One fan was particularly furious and yelled, ‘No, come out’ to the fan before asking ‘who are you? Who do you think you are?’
Reports suggest that criticism continued towards the fan before he was expelled from Stamford Bridge. Images have since emerged of him getting into a taxi and leaving the area.
The Blues beat a major competition to sign Werner from RB Leipzig for £ 53m last summer, but his first season in English football was a struggle.
Werner scored 12 goals and contributed 15 assists in 52 appearances for the Blues, but failed to put together a regular scoring streak.
He scored 12 goals and added 15 assists in 52 appearances for the Blues in his debut season.
But Thomas Tuchel has spent £ 98 million on Romelu Lukaku to lead Chelsea’s attack.
He also missed a series of good opportunities that led to the dismay of fans and led to Tuchel looking for a new striker.
Lukaku has since signed and participated in his first training session with the team on Tuesday after completing his £ 98 million trade from Inter Milan last week.
Lukaku was left out of Tuchel’s team for Saturday’s 3-0 win over Crystal Palace, but hopes to return against Mikel Arteta’s men on Sunday.
When asked if he was fit and ready for the match, Lukaku said: ‘Yes, I have been training, I have done a full preseason, so I am available to the coach if he wants to play with me.
Lukaku also confirmed that he would wear the number 9 jersey at Stamford Bridge this season following the transfer of Tammy Abraham for £ 34 million to Roma.