Unlucky Chelsea star denied 16 goals by VAR since arrival at Stamford Bridge

Unlucky Chelsea star denied 16 goals by VAR since arrival at Stamford Bridge

  • Timo Werner will be counting himself unlucky since his arrival at Stamford Bridge from the Bundesliga
  • The Germany international has had 16 of his goals disallowed after referees consulted the VAR for confirmation
  • The 25-year-old had a goal ruled out against Southampton but gave Chelsea back the advantage in their 3-1 win

Timo Werner's stats would have been more impressive if the number of goals he scored for Chelsea that was ruled out by the VAR were counted, Si, ESPN.

Werner's unlucky stats

The 25-year-old has so far netted 16 goals that have been cancelled by the Video Assistant Referee technology since he joined the west London club.

The German striker joined the Blues from RB Leipzig last season for £47.5million and has been struggling to leave the ground running.

Here are the number of goals Werner has been disallowed by VAR since he joined Chelsea
Timo Werner has been unlucky since he joined Chelsea as 16 of his goals have been disallowed by the VAR. Photo by James Williamson
Source: UGC

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Romelu Lukaku's arrival at Stamford Bridge has left Werner drop from the pecking order after just managing 12 goals in 57 appearances last season.

His latest disallowed goal was against Southampton as the VAR spotted a foul from Cesar Azpilicueta in the build-up to the strike.

Werner, however, restored Chelsea's lead in the game as Ben Chilwell's goal cemented a 3-1 win to take them temporarily top of the Premier League table.

It was his second goal of the season in eight appearances for Thomas Tuchel side this campaign and Timo would love to better last season's tally.

Obi Cubana spotted at Stamford Bridge for Southampton clash

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh had earlier reported that Nigerian socialite Obi Cubana was at Stamford Bridge to cheer Chelsea to victory in the Blues 3-1 home win over Southampton in the Premier League.

Obi Cubana has been a regular face with footballers as he was earlier seen with former Chelsea star Tammy Abraham during one of his recent trips to London.

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Chelsea go top of the Premier League after beating Southampton

YEN.com.gh also reported that following their defeat against Juventus in the Champions League, Chelsea on Saturday afternoon, October 2, recorded a 3-1 win over Southampton in a Premier League game at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues started the Premier League tie impressively looking for the early goal against their visitors and they had to wait until the 9th minute before Trevoh Chalobah gave them the lead.

Romelu Lukaku few minutes later had the chance to score the Blues' second goal, but the Belgian was unable to find the back of the net.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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