Timo Werner says Chelsea are missing key German mentality to win Premier League title

Chelsea forward Timo Werner admitted the Blues need a much better defence if they are to win the Premier League title.

Werner was speaking after he scored a brace in Chelsea’s 3-3 draw with Southampton, another game which saw Frank Lampard’s side drop points as a result of errors at the back.

“In Germany we always say defence wins titles,” Werner said after the game. “If we concede so many it is hard to win games and win titles.”

He added: “The first half we played very well. When you get a goal two or three minutes before half-time it is not easy. You have to think with a clear head.

Timo Werner has said Chelsea need a better defence if they are to win the Premier League
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“Southampton make a lot of pressure on us and pressed us high. We gave them too much in terms of opportunities. We have to win the game.

“I am happy about the goals but I want to win the game. 50% I am happy, 50% not.

“I don’t know if we have a problem but the last three games we concede six goals and it is not where we want to be, to compete for titles.”

Werner scored a brace against Southampton but Chelsea ended up drawing the game 3-3
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Lampard was also unhappy with the result, telling BBC Sport: “You go two goals up you want to finish it off. It was the best we’ve played this season for sure at this stage.

“But Southampton are a good side. They put pressure on us off the ball. They put us under pressure after the first goal. My message at half-time was that the goal shouldn’t change too much.

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