Timo Werner’s struggled in front of goal continued as Blues striker failed to tap into an empty net from a few yards out during Germany’s shocking 2-1 home defeat to North Macedonia on Wednesday evening.
On a humiliating night for Joachim Low’s men – who wenr down to the side ranked 65th in the world – Werner was given a golden chance put his side in front with 10 minutes to play with the scores locked at 1-1.
City star Ilkay Gundogan did well to sprint down the left and fashion a simple chance for Blues striker, who got his feet muddled up inside the penalty area and the shot went wide.
Joachim Low’s side went on to concede to Eljif Elmas’ goal five minutes later to suffer just their second World Cup qualifying defeat since 1985 – the other being England’s 5-1 win in Munich back in 2001.
Football fans mocked the 25-year-old striker for missing the simple chance, with one fan claiming Werner is the worst forward in the Premier League era since former Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata.
One Chelsea fan tweeted: ‘Timo Werner is making it difficult to defend him again lol’ while another claimed the German striker ‘is not a serious footballer.’
The miss is the latest blunder in a difficult season for the 25-year-old, who has struggled in front of goal since joining Chelsea for £53million from Bundesliga side RB Leipzig last summer.
Werner, who choose to Stamford Bridge outfit over Liverpool last summer, scored 34 goals in 45 matches for Leipzig, but has just five Premier League goals in 28 appearances for the Blues.
The German hitman’s form in front of goal has failed to pick up even after the arrival of countryman Thomas Tuchel as Chelsea manager following the sacking of Frank Lampard.
The 25-year-old has one Premier League goal in his last 20 top-flight fixtures, producing just four assists during this time as well.