Chelsea fans rejoice as Timo Werner nets after less than four minutes in blue

Timo Werner scored his first goal in a Chelsea shirt just minutes after his friendly debut, when he opened the scoring against Brighton on Saturday.

The 24-year-old made a big summer move to Stamford Bridge from RB Leipzig, joining in June for £47.5m. Blues fans got their first glimpse of their new German striker in Saturday’s friendly at the AMEX Stadium, 16 days before he returns to the south coast to start his season.

Werner and Zech. ✅・・

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Werner started up front for Chelsea, alongside fellow arrivals Hakim Ziyech and Callum Hudson-Odoi. It took just 207 seconds for him to score, Hudson-Odoi’s misplaced header falling into the German’s path and past Matt Ryan.

Timo Werner scored three minutes and 27 seconds into his Chelsea debut?

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Timo Werner scored on his debut for Chelsea in a friendly against Brighton.

It only took four minutes. ?

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Zech ➡️ Hudson-Odoi ➡️ Werner

Chelsea’s new boys already involved?

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Does the opening friendly goal mean anything for Werner’s chances of success in England? Not really. But it’s never a bad thing to see your new attacking signing score early.

207 seconds is how long it took Timo Werner to score on his Chelsea debut.


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A great ball from Zech too.

It has already started.

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Werner (Friendly) First Goal!! #CFC

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Zech to Hudson-Odoi to Werner!

Somebody catch me, Frankie Ball is happening.

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Werner had an outstanding season in front of goal for RB Leipzig, playing a key role in the team finishing third in the Bundesliga and reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League. The German scored 34 goals in 45 appearances in all competitions and finished as the league’s top-scoring German player.

Chelsea open the Premier League season on September 14, returning to the AMEX to take on Brighton for their opening game. The Blues then return to Stamford Bridge six days later, when they welcome champions Liverpool to west London on September 20.

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