Date: 1st October 2021 at 1:00pm
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Chelsea were left frustrated on Wednesday evening, as they left the Italian city of Turin without a point having succumbed to a 1-0 defeat to Juventus in the Champions League. 

Thomas Tuchel’s side enjoyed vast spells of possession but were unable to create many notable chances, with striker Romelu Lukaku left isolated up front once again.

The German cut an agitated figure on the sidelines in Italy, with his side having now lost two games in a row after a 1-0 defeat to Manchester City on Saturday.

Having decided he had seen enough against Juventus, Tuchel made a triple change on the hour mark, with Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek among those introduced.

One player who was left unused in Turin, however, was Timo Werner.

The German had started against City at the weekend, but was left on the bench in Italy and is now believed to be considering his future at the club.

Werner has struggled for game time under his fellow countryman

According to The Telegraph, the German international will reconsider his future at the club if he cannot force his way back into Tuchel’s side.

The 25-year-old has started just two league games so far this term, and appears to be behind both Lukaku and Kai Havertz in the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.

The article suggests, however, that the expected transfers of the likes of Erling Braut Haaland and Robert Lewandowski next summer could provide Werner with the opportunity to return to his homeland.

Werner scored 95 goals in 159 games for former side RB Leipzig, and would reportedly be open to the prospect of returning to the Bundesliga if he cannot cement a starting place at Chelsea.

The German has scored 13 goals and provided 16 assists in 59 games for the Blues, since joining last summer.

Werner had been linked with a return to Germany over the summer, with Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund both touted as potential suitors, however a move never materialised.

 
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