Champions League

Timo Werner: Player rating and performance v Atletico Madrid

Restored to the starting XI by Thomas Tuchel at Stamford Bridge, Timo Werner played a key role in his team's victory.

 
10:54pm on Wednesday 17th March 2021
By
David Lynch

Chelsea cruised into the quarter-finals of the Champions League as they claimed a deserved 2-0 victory over Atletico Madrid (3-0 agg.) on Wednesday evening.

Thomas Tuchel's decision to omit first-leg goalscorer Olivier Giroud raised some eyebrows pre-match, particularly as Timo Werner instead returned to the starting XI after also missing Saturday's visit to Leeds United.

But the German put in performance that more than justified his manager's call - take a closer look below.

Chelsea 2-0 Atletico Madrid: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

📷 Timo Werner v Atletico Madrid

⏱️ 34’ Werner blocks a cross just outside the Chelsea box before springing up the pitch to lay on a simple finish for Hakim Ziyech at the back post.

As well as setting up the opener, Werner went on to take three shots himself, take nine touches in the box, and consistently turn the Atletico defence with his pace and movement.

〽️ Timo Werner: Rating Week-on-Week

IMPROVEMENT

Werner earned a 5.6 FC Rating from an ineffective 21-minute cameo off the bench against Leeds but was much-improved here. The forward's assist, constant threat and workrate against Atletico ensured he deservedly came away with a 7.3 FC Rating

🗝️ Key Stats

Werner match stats

StatisticValueNotes
FC Rating7.3
Mins Played83
Goals0
Assists1Rank =#1
Shots3Rank =#1
Touches in the box9Rank #1

Timo Werner: What Next?

It remains to be seen whether Werner's 83rd-minute withdrawal here was with one eye on the weekend's FA Cup clash with Sheffield United.

But the 25-year-old is certainly worthy of keeping his spot for that tie after seizing his latest opportunity with both hands.

Chelsea 2-0 Atletico Madrid: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

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