Football fans are always obsessed with novelty, so it was only natural that Kai Havertz became the centre of attention tonight, despite the fact that Timo Werner hadn’t played a competitive game for Chelsea.
But without question it’s the striker who has stolen the show on their mutual debut. His electric pace has got him in behind a couple of times, and got the Blues their goal as he was knocked down by Mat Ryan.
The fans haven’t forgotten him entirely though, and it was clear from their reaction on social media that they are absolutely enchanted by their deadly new forward.
One fan called him a “top, top player”, and on the evidence of those 45 minutes, there’s no arguments to be had really.
You can see a collection of their reaction embedded here:
Trying to think of an equally apt but more original description for Timo Werner than “electric” but really struggling.
— Will Faulks (@willfaulks) September 14, 2020
Awful 45 from Ruben. Only Werner looking lively in attack so far. Rest of the bunch thinking they’re playing a warm-up match again. Let’s step it up a bit next 45 we were all buzzing for this game!
— Simon Phillips (@SiPhillipsSport) September 14, 2020
Big fan of Werner 😍
— CarefreeYouth (@CarefreeYouth) September 14, 2020
To all the people that said Werner was going to struggle in this league,
Off you go 👋🏽.
— Mod (@CFCMod_) September 14, 2020
Timo Werner is actually something else. His sharpness, alertness is electric!
— George Benson (@MrGeorgeBenson) September 14, 2020
Loftus-Cheek fails to make the most of a great counter attack launched by Werner. Werner is the most impressive player in a #CFC shirt so far…his speed is remarkable. #BHACHE
— Simon Johnson (@SJohnsonSport) September 14, 2020
Brighton clearly the sharper, more precise team in that first half but Werner is by far the sharpest player on the pitch. Very encouraging Chelsea debut #CFC
— Liam Twomey (@liam_twomey) September 14, 2020