Timo Werner scores first-half hat-trick for RB Leipzig to show Chelsea what they’re missing as Blues lose to Southampton


TIMO WERNER showed Chelsea what they’re missing with a first-half hat-trick for RB Leipzig on Tuesday.

The striker was in dangerous form as he led the way in an 8-0 thrashing of minnows Teutonia Ottensen.

Timo Werner scored a first-half treble for RB Leipzig as Chelsea lost at Southampton


Timo Werner scored a first-half treble for RB Leipzig as Chelsea lost at SouthamptonCredit: EPA

Andre Silva, Emil Forsberg, Christopher Nkunku and Dani Olmo also netted in the first-round German Cup clash.

But it was Werner who walked off with the match ball, with the ace now on four goals in as many games since his Leipzig return.

Werner – who also bagged an assist tonight – rejoined the Bundesliga giants from Chelsea over the summer for £25million.

That was just two years after the Blues paid £47.5m to sign him from Leipzig in the first place.

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Werner struggled to light up Stamford Bridge despite winning the Champions League in his first season.

He ended up with just 10 league goals and 23 in all competitions.

But Chelsea could have ended up using his finishing in tonight’s 2-1 defeat at Southampton.

The toothless Blues were left wanting in the final third as they crashed to a second loss in three games.


Werner’s former flop partner Romelu Lukaku was also shipped out by Thomas Tuchel this summer.

And unless Chelsea can land Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Barcelona on deadline day, they may regret letting both go.

Werner wil get the chance to strut his stuff again in Saturday’s trip to Eintracht Frankfurt.

Earlier that afternoon, Chelsea face a tough test against rivals West Ham.

And unless they can bag a few goals, Tuchel is sure end up looking longingly at Werner as he continues to rediscover his old form.


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