Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel revealed that the whole club was relieved to see Timo Werner ending his goal drought. He scored the second goal in the 3-1 win over Southampton which was just his second goal since February. James War-Prowse was sent off for the Saints which made the job easier for the Blues. The German striker once again saw a goal chalked off by VAR when he strayed offside in the build-up. It marked the 16th time the striker had a goal disallowed for offside since joining last season.
“Yes, we are all relieved, he and me and the whole club,” Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel said. “Every time he scores we have the feeling there is a VAR decision to take it away from him, there have been a lot of very narrow decisions. I remember one against Liverpool that was super close. He has to keep on going and a lot of things to improve. We’re happy and relieved that he scored. It was a very, very important goal for us to secure the win. And on the other hand, he was there when he needed to be.”
Southampton on the other hand is yet to win a game in the Premier League this season with boss Ralph Hassenhuttl looking back at the red card with disgust.
“I know when Mike Dean is VAR he will definitely tell the referee to have a look at it,” Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl said. “I haven’t seen a replay, and I don’t want to say it’s Ward-Prowse’s fault it’s a red card. He was attacking a bad pass from the goalkeeper and he’s maybe a little bit late.”
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