Chris Sutton urges Thomas Tuchel to 'unleash' Chelsea star on Real Madrid

Thomas Tuchel should ‘unleash’ Timo Werner on Real Madrid as Chelsea aim to pull off a stunning Champions League comeback at the Bernabeu.

That is the opinion of former Blues striker Chris Sutton, who says Werner can cause Madrid ‘plenty of issues’ on the back of his brace at the weekend.

Germany international Werner scored twice in Chelsea’s brilliant 6-0 thrashing over Southampton on Saturday and his display may have convinced Tuchel to start him in Madrid on Tuesday night.

Werner was an unused substitute in the first leg at Stamford Bridge, which Real Madrid won 3-1 thanks to Karim Benzema’s superb hat-trick.

‘Following their loss at home to Real Madrid last week, Chelsea need to sort a number of things should they want to have any chance of getting back into the tie,’ Sutton told the Daily Mail.

‘Firstly, they cannot allow Karim Benzema to torment them like he was able to last week. His movement caused the Chelsea backline all sorts of bother.

‘With Romelu Lukaku not even in the squad, it is time for Chelsea to unleash the forgotten man Timo Werner. His pace and movement can combine well with the guile of Kai Havertz to cause Real Madrid plenty of issues.

‘Despite not trusting him defensively, Thomas Tuchel would be wise to call upon Marcos Alonso who can provide the European champions with an extra dimension going forward.’

Tuchel claimed the Champions League quarter-final tie was over after Real Madrid secured a two-goal advantage at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues are bidding to become just the second team to retain the Champions League crown but will need to produce a special performance against 13-time winners and Spanish champions-elect Real Madrid.

Sutton added: ‘If Tuchel’s defeatist attitude is genuine and he does indeed think they’ve got nothing to lose, isn’t it worth throwing Werner into the mix? Why not?

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‘Chelsea need goals, and though Werner hasn’t set the world alight since signing, he’s guaranteed to work his socks off.

‘Lukaku hasn’t travelled to Madrid so Werner and Havertz playing off one another could represent their best bet of striking early in this European encounter.

‘Of course Real won’t be as naïve as Southampton were at St Mary’s. Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side played with a high line and Tuchel’s Chelsea gobbled that up.

‘Carlo Ancelotti won’t be so generous. Real are a streetwise group. They’re wily and won’t be giving Chelsea any freebies.’

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