Chelsea cut their losses on Timo Werner and offloaded him this summer. The Blues signed the German attacker from RB Leipzig.
Werner won the Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup with Chelsea, but he’ll be remembered poorly. He scored 23 goals and had 21 assists in 89 Premier League games. Werner missed easy chances and struggled to lead Chelsea’s attack.
The Blues need a successor since he’s gone. Chelsea are short on forwards after selling Romelu Lukaku and Werner. They need a good, efficient scorer to add goals. Here are Chelsea’s three possible Werner replacements.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Chelsea?
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s role at Barcelona has diminished since Robert Lewandowski’s signing. First, he’s no longer a starter for La Liga and has been demoted.
Aubameyang is a clinical goal-scorer with a good eye. The Gabonese attacker has Premier League experience with Arsenal. Aubameyang can be a short-term solution for Werner, according to reports.
The 33-year-old has scored 310 goals in his domestic career. Aubameyang could be a good fit for Thomas Tuchel’s team with the quality around him at Chelsea and their fast, effective attacking style.
Chelsea may be hesitant to buy another Bundesliga player after Werner’s performance, but they may sign a prolific striker. Schick is one of Europe’s most underestimated strikers.
Last season, he scored 24 goals in 27 Bundesliga matches. Finishing is one of the 26-year-biggest old’s talents, and he’s a menace on counterattacks and in holding play (via WhoScored). He’s worth €50m (according to Transfermarkt) and won the Euro 2020 Golden Boot.
Schick is like a more prolific Kai Havertz because he doesn’t need many chances to score and can thrive in England.
Chelsea can still buy an underappreciated, cheap striker if they want. Andrea Belotti hasn’t found a club since leaving Torino. He scored 113 goals in 250 Serie A appearances, leading from the front and guaranteeing their survival.
Belotti is an Italy international who can play in a defensive setup. WhoScored says his long-distance shooting and indirect set-piece threat can enhance Chelsea’s attacking strategy.
Belotti’s finishing ability and bulldog mindset make him a great addition to Tuchel’s squad and a short-term goal-scoring option.