Tuchel overheard berating Timo Werner for playing out of position for 15 MINUTES in Chelsea's win over Everton

Tuchel overheard berating Timo Werner for playing out of position for 15 MINUTES in Chelsea's win over Everton

THOMAS TUCHEL was overheard berating Timo Werner for playing out of position for 15 minutes in Chelsea's win over Everton.

The German forward, 25, started in a front three with Kai Havertz and Callum Hudson-Odoi at Stamford Bridge on Monday evening.

Havertz impressed in the false No9 position while Hudson-Odoi was on the left following a run of games as right wing-back.

But Werner clearly got a bit confused as to where his manager wanted him.

With 25 minutes played, Tuchel was on the sideline shouting at his compatriot telling him to switch flanks – then questioned if he understood the instructions as TV microphones picked up the blast.

According to reported translations, the Chelsea boss said: "Timo, how long are you staying on the left?

"You're playing on the right! The last 15 mins you've only been on the left!

"Don't you understand?"

With that, the £48million man trotted over to operate on the right instead.

And six minutes later, Chelsea went in front – ironically after good work down the left from Hudson-Odoi and Marcos Alonso before Havertz's shot deflected in off Ben Godfrey.

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Havertz won a penalty 20 minutes after half-time which Jorginho dispatched as Chelsea secured a 2-0 win to move back into the top four.

Werner had a glorious chance to make it three late on but cut inside and could only hit Jordan Pickford with his shot.

No Chelsea player had more than his three shots or two on target – but the ex-RB Leipzig man managed just 34 touches, the fewest of the starting XI.

He now has five goals in 27 Premier League appearances – and just one in his last 19 dating back to November.


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