But Werner’s struggles continued as the 25-year-old went without a goal in a fourth consecutive game following his much-needed strike against Newcastle on 15 February. That goal against the Magpies ended a run of 14 appearances without scoring.
And while the £50million summer signing from RB Leipzig frequently found himself in positions to get a goal against Everton, his manager was not fully pleased with the striker’s performance.
“Timo, how long are you staying on the left?” Tuchel was heard saying as a Stamford Bridge pitchside microphone picked up the coach’s frustrations.
“You’re playing on the right! The last 15 mins you’ve only been on the left!
“Don’t you understand?”
Germany international Werner has netted 10 times in 37 appearances across all competitions so far this season, recording nine assists.
It is not a disastrous output but is less impressive than fans would have hoped for, with Werner’s long goalless run between mid-November and mid-February causing concern among supporters.