Timo Werner reacts to his horrific record of SIXTEEN disallowed goals for Chelsea after win over Southampton

Timo Werner has expressed his dismay at his horrific record of having incredible SIXTEEN goals ruled out since he joined Chelsea.

And the German now has more disallowed goals than actual bona fide strikes for the Blues.

Werner netted late on in Saturday’s 3-1 thriller against Southampton.

But he had already put the ball in the back of the net earlier at Stamford Bridge.

The German tucked away a tidy header in the first half to double Chelsea’s advantage following Trevor Chalobah’s opener.

But VAR intervened as they checked a foul by Cesar Azpilicueta in the build-up.

Ref Martin Atkinson consulted the touchline monitor and decided to bring play back, ruling out Werner’s goal.

It means the German has now had 16 strikes disallowed since joining Chelsea – two more than the 14 he’s actually tucked away.

Speaking after the final whistle, Werner said: “I didn’t hope it would continue like this, but it drops you a little when you always score, celebrate with fans, then to go to the midline for it to get disallowed.

“16 times in one year? It’s hard, but I keep going.

“[The fans’ reception means] a lot. They always stay behind me, and the team. They want to push me, to play my best level here as I did it in the past.

“The best thing I can do is to give my best, to try every game to make them happy.”