CHELSEA will be hoping they do not live to regret a huge Timo Werner miss as the Blues drew 1-1 against Real Madrid.
The German has developed an incredible reputation for missing absolute sitters since joining the Blues last summer.
Timo Werner wasted yet another golden chance as Chelsea drew 1-1 with Real MadridCredit: EPA
And while former Chelsea No1 Thibaut Courtois was at least forced into a save this time around, fans were left fuming by Werner’s wasteful finishing in the Champions League semi-final first leg at Valdebebas.
Mason Mount launched an incredible counter-attack, weaving his way from deep in his own half into Real Madrid‘s penalty area.
After cutting inside onto his right foot, the England star took a shot at goal.
It subsequently took a huge deflection, spinning into Christian Pulisic’s path.
The American smartly nodded straight to Werner, who was all alone and had Courtois to beat from just six yards.
But beat him he could not – instead providing a typically meek finish straight at the imposing Belgian.
Despite the miss Chelsea did get their away goal a couple of minutes later, Christian Pulisic latching onto a Toni Rudiger through ball to round Courtois and smash home.
But for all their dominance, Chelsea could not extend their lead and were eventually pegged back by Real Madrid – Karim Benzema first controlling the ball with his head before smashing home a brilliant volley.
Werner, 25, simply had to score as he found himself all alone from six yards outCredit: BT Sport
Fans on social media were not forgiving of Werner, despite former Chelsea keeper Courtois’ great stop.
Many are now left wondering if the Blues will rue that missed chance when the second leg comes round at Stamford Bridge next week.
One wrote: “£50million down the drain, Timo Werner misses again.”
And another added: “More like big miss from Werner. Anywhere but there.”
A third lamented: “Every match without fail.”
And a fourth asked: “how’s he missed?”
Werner, 25, did manage to notch a rare goal against West Ham at the weekend.
But that was just his first in the Premier League since February 15 and he followed it up with an astonishing miss at the London Stadium.
In total, the German has managed 11 goals in all competitions since joining for around £50million, with only six coming in the Premier League.
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