Watch Chelsea superstar Timo Werner struggle to take a corner as £47.5m ace’s woes continue
TIMO WERNER'S Chelsea woes continued against Manchester City – with the German even struggling to take a short corner.
The £47.5million acquisition was returned to the starting XI by boss Frank Lampard, who opted to select him ahead of Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud in a central striking position.
It didn't go to plan, however, with the Blues falling 3-0 down to Pep Guardiola's men in little more than half an hour, with Werner on the periphery.
Lampard, 42, persisted with his summer buy, however, keeping him out there for the full 90 minutes rather than turning to his bench.
But things got even more embarrassing for the German international in the second half.
Werner, 24, understandably tried to inject some urgency into his team's performance, by taking a corner quickly.
But in making just a five yard pass, the out-of-form star appeared to painfully jar his leg.
The gaffe prompted Gary Lineker to post the video, captioning it: "When it just ain’t your day."
Fans lapped up the post, revelling in Werner's misfortune.
One joked: "He went down expecting a free kick".
While another pondered: "When is it his day?"
A third showed little sympathy: "Bruh carry on what a baby!"
Werner has now equalled his worst ever goal drought, having failed to score in his last 11 outings.
Overall, he has managed four goals and five assists in 17 Premier League appearances – with the last strike coming against rock-bottom Sheffield United on 7 November.
Today's 3-1 defeat leaves Chelsea sat in eighth, having fallen out of the title conversation.
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