Timo Werner’s future at Chelsea is once again in doubt after he did not even come off the bench in their Champions League defeat at Juventus last week.
And Thomas Tuchel’s decision not to use him in some of the big games is seen as an indication of a lack of trust in the 25 year old’s ability to deliver in front of goal.
And that will put both Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund in alert, who have both been tracking his situation, with a return to the Bundesliga next summer potentially on the cards.
It is his failure to find the net on a consistent basis that is causing the most frustration at Stamford Bridge. Since scoring against Sheffield United last November, he has found the net just six times in 48 appearances in a Chelsea shirt, including his late goal against Southampton on Saturday..
And that rate of return is simply not good enough for a club of that stature.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.