A Chelsea fan brutally asked Timo Werner to ‘get out of the club’ via the Stamford Bridge public address system as the German striker trained across the pitch on Wednesday.
Thomas Tuchel’s side have offered a small number of fans an open training session ahead of their trip to London to face Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday.
New £ 98million signing Romelu Lukaku was present as Cesar Azpilicueta and Co paraded their Champions League and European Super Cup trophies onto the pitch before getting down to business.
Chelsea fan bluntly told Timo Werner to ‘get out of the club’ during opening training session
A number of fans have been cleared into Stamford Bridge to watch the squad prepare for Arsenal
The shattering comment produced a stunned reaction from the other Chelsea fans in attendance
One of them stormed out of his seat and went to confront the supporter who was criticizing Werner
Werner has struggled in front of goal since joining Premier League side RB Leipzig
But things took a turn for the worse in the stands when some of the fans in attendance were given the opportunity to come up with a score prediction for Sunday’s game in the Emirates through the sound system at Stamford Bridge.
Tuchel’s team were standing on the opposite side of the pitch at this point, performing their drills.
In a video posted to Twitter, the event host can be heard asking a fan who you may have a hard time making out near the front of the booth.
The fan replied, “Let’s do it right… get Werner out of the club.”
The scathing comment produced a stunned reaction from the other Chelsea fans sitting beside him in the stands.
One supporter was particularly angry and shouted, “No, you’re dating” to the fan before asking “who are you?” Who do you think you are? ‘
Reports suggest that criticism continued of the fan before he was kicked out of Stamford Bridge. Images have since emerged of him getting into a taxi and leaving the area.
The Blues beat a huge competition to sign Werner from RB Leipzig for £ 53million last summer, but his first season in English football was a struggle.
Werner has scored 12 goals and contributed 15 assists in 52 appearances for the Blues, but hasn’t been able to string together goals regularly.
He scored 12 goals and added 15 assists in 52 appearances for the Blues in his debut season
But Thomas Tuchel shelled out £ 98million on Romelu Lukaku to lead the Chelsea attack
He also missed a number of good chances which caused dismay among fans and prompted Tuchel to look for a new striker.
Lukaku has since signed and participated in his first training session with the team on Tuesday after completing his £ 98million transfer from Inter Milan last week.
The Belgian was excluded from Tuchel’s squad for Saturday’s 3-0 win over Crystal Palace, but will be hoping to make his comeback against Mikel Arteta’s men on Sunday.
When asked if he was fit and ready for the game, Lukaku said: “Yes, I have trained, I have done a full pre-season, so I am available for the manager if he. wants to play me. “
Lukaku has also confirmed he will wear the No.9 shirt at Stamford Bridge this season following Tammy Abraham’s £ 34million transfer to Rome.