In any case, Timo Werner's (26) return to RB Leipzig has not fallen due to his absence from the Chelsea squad.

He wasn’t in the squad! Chelsea FC around Thomas Tuchel has renounced the services of Timo Werner against Everton FC, which fuels speculation.

London – Surprisingly, he wasn’t in the Blues’ matchday squad! Chelsea FC around coach Thomas Tuchel (48) is up in the 1-0 win against Everton FC Tim Werner (26) waived.

In any case, Timo Werner’s (26) return to RB Leipzig has not fallen due to his absence from the Chelsea squad. © Picture Point/Gabor Krieg

So far it was the German coach who had opposed a change from the DFB international striker. His renunciation of Werner, who was apparently not injured either, could now be a sign that a return to RB Leipzig is actually possible.

sports1 According to reports, there have already been initial negotiations about a loan between the lightning-fast attacker and the Red Bulls. The talks may pick up speed in the coming days or weeks.

After all, Werner wants to keep his chance of participating in the World Cup in Qatar and that is only possible with regular match practice at a high level.

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Ideally, of course, with significantly more goals and a much better conversion of chances than in the previous season, when Werner scurried about, showed a lot of effort and scored a few goals, but kept missing great opportunities.

That also had something to do with the even higher intensity in the English Premier League, to which he seemed to have gotten more and more accustomed. Chelsea also loaned Romelu Lukaku (29) to his former club Inter Milan this summer.

Timo Werner (26, left) is currently one of only two trained center forwards in the Chelsea squad and was not in the squad - in contrast to a youngster.

Timo Werner (26, left) is currently one of only two trained center forwards in the Chelsea squad and was not in the squad – in contrast to a youngster. © dpa/Frank Augstein/AP

That’s why Werner’s chances of being able to play as a center forward would not be bad at all, provided that Tuchel puts his trust in him, Werner feels comfortable and has the feeling that he is still needed.

But of course the successful coach could also – like FC Barcelona once did – continue to rely on the variant with the “false nine”, i.e. variable offensive people who alternately hit the top and make the team more difficult to calculate.

Just like FC Bayern Munich showed impressively in the Supercup against RB and on the 1st match day against Eintracht Frankfurt.

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Against the Toffees, the top English club had only one trained center forward in Armando Broja (20) and started in Liverpool with Mason Mount, Kai Havertz (both 23) and Raheem Sterling (27) in the offensive row of three – none of which were classic nines.

That’s one of the reasons why speculation about Werner’s return to the Bundesliga should continue in the coming days. However, the Blues would need a replacement when he leaves, because without a reasonably experienced striker it will be difficult at the highest level.

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