Date: 17th May 2021 at 12:48pm
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The scenes inside Wembley Stadium on Saturday were ones for – almost – all football fans to behold, as Leicester City players, staff, fans and ownership alike celebrated winning a magical first FA Cup.  

Across the other end of the pitch, though, stood a dejected Chelsea squad. They had lost out in the tournament’s final for a second successive year, by the margin of a Youri Tielemans wondergoal and nothing more – but in truth, they were lacklustre.

Amongst those was German striker Timo Werner, after costing Chelsea £47m from Red Bull Leipzig last summer, whose total of four shots was more than any of his teammates.

The 25-year-old’s netted 12 times this season but has contributed in many more ways, but Chelsea have been told to ditch him and sign a more convincing striker in the big games as Brendan Rogers’ side scored and won with their only shot on target altogether.

Gabriel Agbonlahor, former Aston Villa and England forward, told talkSPORT: “I’ve tried to give him the benefit of the doubt as it’s his first season, but the more I’m seeing of him he’s making the wrong decision.

Timo Werner spearheaded a Chelsea attack that failed to land a glove on Leicester during the FA Cup final at Wembley

“He picked the ball up, running at two defenders and takes a wild shot over the bar when it’s best to make a pass and another run.

“He seems a bit too erratic and Chelsea, with their history with the likes of Didier Drogba and the strikers they’ve had in the past, they need to go out and buy a big, big striker who can score goals and turn up in the big games.” 

It may come as a slightly harsh judgement though, with The Blues having been vastly improved since Thomas Tuchel arrived and still a Champions League final to play at the end of May.

Will Agbonlahor be saying the same thing if Werner bags the winner against Manchester City in Portugal and delivers Chelsea only their second Champions League title, or, is he right, and a situation like that is just pure fantasy?

 
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