Timo Werner And The Other Premier League Flops

It’s been a season like no other they say. There’s no doubt that the season as a whole has been a huge challenge for many sides in the Premier League.

Some sides are suffering injuries, some are suffering fatigue and some are suffering from their stars going missing in the line of duty! Let’s jump straight in and see who is challenging for the title of “Flop of the season 2021″….. we start with Timo Werner.

Timo Werner

With 25 games under his belt Timo Werner hasn’t exactly lit the Premier League on fire since arriving from RB Leipzig in the summer for £47.5 million. Lampard had him playing through the middle and then wide but the German has struggled in front of goal regardless.

His interviews provide an insight into his mind as he clearly hasn’t settled mentally by acknowledging the physicality of the league itself. Chelsea fans will hope for more off their striker as the season enters its last phase.

Adama Traore

Never really proficient in the goals department Traore makes headlines for his physical ability rather than his footballing. Last season he made 9 assists and chipped in with 4 goals but this campaign he has ZERO goals and ZERO assists. More so when you look at Traore on the pitch he seems to be lacking a little spark in general.

Normally terrorising defenders he seems to waltz about in games making little or no impact. Wolves have tried him up top to help with their lack of a striker but Traore seems to struggle with his back to goal. It’s an amazing dip in form when there were plenty of teams taking a good look at him off last years form.

Donny Van de Beek

What can you say about this guy except you almost feel sorry for him. A dream move to a big club like Manchester United. Unfortunately this is a call for the manager to make. He clearly never wanted Van de Beek and when you look at the other options that are playing in his position you can see why he isn’t used as much.

Surely United were expecting Pogba to move on and that Van de Beek could bridge a gap. Now that crowd noises are gone you can literally hear the voices talking to him on the field and it never seems like good comments! In a Euro cup year he will be devastated to get such little game time in the team.

Kai Havertz

£62 million was always a huge price tag for the young German and it was decisions like this that cost Frank Lampard his job in the end. At 21 years old he was averaging a goal every 2 games in the Bundesliga showing his early promise.

The summer switch has really stalled the Germans progress with a similar situation as Werner, Chelsea did not know where to play him. Havertz is clearly a no10 but Chelsea already had Mason Mount playing in that role. New coach Thomas Tuchel will know Havertz better than most and will hope to find the Germans form over the next few games.

Nicolas Pepe

Another player that was touted to join some of Europe’s elite before eventually going to Arsenal. £72 million was a huge price tag again for a player that only really played French Lige1 football previously. Needless to say that the Ivorian has flattered to deceive as he can pop up with a spectacular goal but then go missing for several games afterwards. Consistency is the key and Pepe has seen 2 managers now lose faith in him and has spent much of his time on the bench at Arsenal. He will get patience from Arteta this season but will he ever be an automatic starter?

Gareth Bale

Tottenham supporters rejoiced when Bale’s second coming but with only 9 Premier League appearances to his name so far it is not going great in London. There’s no doubt at one time Bale was challenging for a place as the best player in the world but it seems like a decade ago now. Individual moments of greatness do make make a player. Jose knows best and if he cannot break into a side when up against Moura and Bergwijn then it is not a good sign.

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