Stat shows new Chelsea boy Timo Werner is second behind Lionel Messi in the world’s best strikers


Chelsea fans have every reason to be excited after the club has finally confirmed the signing of £ 53 million from RB Leipzig star Timo Werner.The 24-year-old will join the Stamford Bridge club in July after respecting the German release clause.

Werner, who scored his 32nd goal of the season in all competitions for Leipzig on Wednesday evening, will remain in Germany until the end of the Bundesliga season.

While Erling Haaland and Robert Lewandowski steal much of the stage when it comes to Bundesliga attackers, Werner has been hitting goals for some time now.

Since joining Leipzig in 2016, Werner has scored 93 in 154 games – including 32 to come this season.

Chelsea confirmed signing of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig

And when it comes to being directly involved in the goals of the league, Werner is one of the most prominent attackers in Europe.

In fact, only Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has a better goal and assist ratio.

Werner’s 26 goals and eight assists in the league this season place him second, with a total of 34 points shared with Bayern striker Lewandowski and the sensation of Lazio Ciro Immobile.

British starlet Jadon Sancho completes the top five, having been directly involved in 33 goals for Borussia Dortmund this season.

Only Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has a better goal and assist ratio than Werner this season

Werner’s imminent arrival is undoubtedly a huge boost for Blues boss Frank Lampard.

Werner was timed 100 meters in a whopping 11.1 seconds – a statistic that should give Premier League defensemen a lot to think about.

Due to his fast pace, Werner was nicknamed “Turbo”.

The word also accurately describes his ascent to the top – he became the youngest player to double in the Bundesliga with a brace for Stuttgart against Freiburg at the age of 17.

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski (L) and Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho are also in the top five

Werner, who is said to have sparked interest in Liverpool, said on the Chelsea official website: “I am delighted to be signing for Chelsea, it is a very proud moment for me to join this great club.

“Of course I want to thank RB Leipzig, the club and the supporters, for four fantastic years. You will always be in my heart.

“I look forward to next season with my new teammates, my new manager and of course the Chelsea fans. Together, we have a very successful future ahead of us. “

Lazio’s Ciro Immobile has also played his part in 34 league goals this season

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Blues director Marina Granovskaia added: “We are very pleased that Timo Werner has chosen to join Chelsea.

“He’s a player who was coveted all over Europe and it’s no surprise, he has this rare mix of being young and exciting and yet established and experienced. ”

“We look forward to having Timo on board, but until then we wish him and RB Leipzig all the best for the rest of the season. “

Top 5 European leagues 2019/20 – highest number of goal implications

1. Lionel Messi – 35 (goals and assists)

2. Timo Werner – 34

3. Robert Lewandowski – 34

4. Ciro Immobile – 34

5. Jadon Sancho – 33

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