Timo Werner: 'I have never played against three defenders this tall'

Timo Werner: 'I have never played against three defenders this tall'

- Timo Werner has hilariously stated that he has never played against three massive defenders

- The Chelsea striker finally made his debut in the Blues' 3-1 victory over Brighton on matchday 1

- Jorginho, Reece James, Kurt Zouma scored for Lampard's men while Leonard Trossard got Brighton's only goal

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Timo Werner made his Premier League debut in Chelsea's 3-1 win over Brighton and the German striker claims he has never played against such massive defenders.

The 24-year-old joined the Blues from RB Leipzig in the summer for £47.5m and with his performance against the Seagulls, the striker is worth every spent on him.

He made several menacing runs in the first half and won a penalty that gave his side the lead, but was surprised by the big frame of defenders.

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Timo Werner: 'I have never played against three defenders this so tall'
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"Yeah, Premier League is different football because I think defenders... I have never played against three defenders so tall, so big, massive defenders," Werner said.

"But the game, for me, it makes it really fun. Especially in the first half, I have a lot of space where I can do my runs."

The German international has already won the heart of fans on social media following his responses on his post-match interview.

One fan said: "Timo Werner saying he has never played against defenders like the Brighton back line!"

Another added: "Genuine guy, also a great player, but buy a new gk and sell rlc lol."

Jorginho put his side into the lead courtesy of a sleeky penalty while Brighton came back through Leandro Trossard.

However, Reece James immediately restored the lead from 35-yards and Kurt Zouma shot was helped him by a deflection from Adam Webster to make it 3-1.

Frank Lampard will be happy with his team's performance after coming out victorious in the game and enduring a difficult game at the Amex stadium.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Chelsea got their Premier League campaign off to a flying start with an impressive 3-1 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion at the AMEX Stadium.

The victory saw the duo of Kai Havertz and Timo Werner made their debuts, while the remaining summer arrivals will wait to make their first appearance for the club.

Both Hakim Ziyech and Ben Chilwell missed the league meeting through injury, with Thiago Silva also playing no role.

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