[NEWS] Paul Merson explain why Timo Werner should not start Champions League final

Paul Merson believes that Christian Pulisic should start Chelsea
FC’s Champions League final clash against Manchester City ahead
of Timo Werner.

Werner scored the opener for the south west London side as they
claimed a 2-0 victory over Real Madrid in the second leg of their
Champions League semi-final clash on Wednesday night.

Pulisic then set up Mason Mount for the second goal from Thomas
Tuchel’s men towards the end of the second half.

Werner has struggled to find consistent form for the Blues in front
of goal this season after having signed for the south west London
side from RB Leipzig last summer.

And former Arsenal midfielder Merson believes that Tuchel should
start Pulisic ahead of Werner for the Champions League final later
this month because the American is more prolific in front of goal.

Writing in his column for the Daily Star, Merson said: “Timo Werner
scored a big goal for Chelsea against Real Madrid. But he shouldn’t
play in the Champions League final.
“Christian Pulisic should start against Manchester City – because
he is a better finisher.

“I’d be shocked if Pulisic doesn’t play. He can beat two or three
players and he’s better in front of goal than Werner.

“I would play him against City this weekend and see how it goes.
You won’t get 10 shots a game against City, so you have to play
your best finishers
“Werner did well against Real Madrid.

He’s a handful and he just
keeps going and going. But Pulisic was unlucky not to play after
scoring in the first leg, and when he came on he made a big
difference.

“What he did to set up Mason Mount for the killer goal, checking
his run and cutting it back, I don’t see Werner doing that in a month
of Sundays.

“He doesn’t have that kind of composure. He would have smashed
it across goal, probably without even looking, and the chance
would have gone.”

Chelsea FC will take on Manchester City in the Champions League
final in Istanbul on 29 May.

Before that, the Blues have another chance to win a trophy when
they play Leicester City in the FA Cup final on 15 May.

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