Thomas Tuchel jokes about Timo Werner’s disallowed goal against Southampton

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel said Timo Werner needs to keep improving his game and joked that every time he scores there is a feeling that VAR will take it away after one of his two goals against Southampton was disallowed.

Tuchel said: “All of us [are relieved] but in the end, he was where he needs to be. If we have a ball from Ross [Barkley] like we had, a delivery from Azpi [Cesar Azpilicueta], you need to be there.

“We have the feeling that every time he scores there is a VAR decision ready to take it away from him. These are very narrow decisions: I remember one against Liverpool that was super close.

“He has to keep on going, he can improve his game, a lot to improve but we are happy and relieved also that he scored in the late minutes of this game.

“It was a very important goal to secure the win and on the other hand he was there where he needed to be”