Werner finally gets the girl as Chelsea see off West Ham

The Germany forward netted a 43rd-minute winner as the Blues moved three points clear of their hosts with a crucial victory over their London rivalsWest Ham 0-1

Timo Werner was philosophical about his 14-game goal drought for club and country. 

“It’s like when [guys] go to the disco, they want to get a girl,” the German reasoned on Chelsea’s official podcast this week. “They don’t get a girl because they want it too much.

“The next day, they go, stand at the side and 100 girls come over because they like them. It’s the same in football.”

In a massive top-four showdown with West Ham, the struggling striker bagged a 43rd-minute winner that significantly boosted Chelsea’s hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League via the Premier League.

Werner had effectively started the move, too. He held the ball up well before finding Christian Pulisic, who released Ben Chilwell.

The full-back then picked out Werner with an accurate, low cross and the former RB Leipzig hotshot slotted home his 11th goal of the season in all competitions.

It could be a defining moment in Chelsea’s season, and perhaps Werner’s Stamford Bridge career.

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