Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah has revealed that Timo Werner is the fastest player in Thomas Tuchel’s squad. He also lifted the lid on the nickname the Blues stars gave to the German.
Chalobah made his senior debut for the London giants earlier this season, starting with the side’s UEFA Super Cup win over Villarreal. The 22-year-old has since established himself as a regular for the European champions, making 26 appearances in all competitions.
After breaking into Tuchel’s first-team setup, Chalobah is now keen to ensure he stays there for years to come. The Englishman therefore pushes himself in the gym to try and improve his performance on the pitch, with speed being a key aspect he is working on.
The centre-back revealed his best speed so far was 34kph which he thinks is a good thing. Chalobah went on to reveal that Werner was the fastest player in the Chelsea squad, with the striker running at 37km/h and thus earning the nickname ‘Timo Turbo’. He said an interview for FedEx’s Next in Line [via UEFA]:
“I’m always working on my speed. After every game, when we practice, it will be on the screen: the maximum speed we reach, the work rate, the speeds, the decelerations, everything. My maximum would probably be 34 km./h. It’s pretty fast, to be fair, but I think the best is Timo Werner. I think he has 36 or 37. “Timo Turbo”: that’s how it is call.”
Despite his pace, Werner has struggled to make a significant impact for the Blues since joining them from RB Leipzig for around €50m in 2020. So far he has scored just 19 goals in 81 appearances for the Premier League giants.
Timo Werner wants to leave Chelsea
Timo Werner has a contract with Chelsea until the end of the 2024-25 season. However, he has struggled to establish himself as a regular starter in Thomas Tuchel’s side this season. He has started just two Premier League games for the Blues since their 3-2 win over Leeds United in December.
As the 26-year-old continues to struggle at Stamford Bridge, a summer move could be on the cards for him, with Borussia Dortmund interested in him. Werner is said to be exploring the idea of leaving Chelsea at the end of the season.
The European champions won’t stand in the way of Werner if they receive a suitable offer. However, they would like a fee of over €40m to clear a move for him.