Chelsea’s latest signing is Rasenball Leipzig striker Timo Werner. He has proven to be one of Europe’s most dangerous goalscorers and yet also receives criticism for wasting too many chances.
Below is the German International’s shot map as well as a few other visuals to help break down his goalscoring numbers this season. Hopefully this will help people make up their own mind on the German international’s finishing ability.
Is the narrative that he misses too many chances accurate?
Given the narrative that he ‘misses too many chances’ on twitter, it is perhaps a good idea to isolate the big chances he has had this season and see how he performs against averages in his position.
The averages for all forwards in the top 5 european leagues is denoted by the horizontal lines on the bar charts. As you can see, he is performing at or above average across the board.
Lastly, a gif showing the evolution of his shot density map over his career from Stuttgart to Leipzig.
Further a comparison of Kai Havertz and Timo Werner’s attacking numbers, click here.
Our data was also used to produce an article on Timo Werner, which you can read here on Liverpool.com.
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