Thomas Tuchel’s telling reaction to Timo Werner’s glaring miss vs West Ham

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel was left rooted to the spot in astonishment after witnessing Timo Werner's horrendous miss against West Ham.

Werner scored the winner as the Blues beat their London rivals 1-0, latching onto Ben Chilwell's cross to put his side ahead at the end of the first half.

The German forward – who has struggled during his debut season with Chelsea – was presented with another gilt-edged chance on the other side of the interval after Lukasz Fabianski parried Mason Mount's shot into his path.

But with the goal gaping, Werner managed to poke wide of the far post, leaving his manager in a state of disbelief in the technical area.

Tuchel's face bore a stunned expression for a number of seconds before he came to terms with the incident.

Ultimately, Werner's miss did not come back to haunt Chelsea and the former RB Leipzig ace was relieved to have scored his first top-flight goal in over two months.

"The second chance I have to score, but I have to come back slowly," Werner told Sky Sports . "One goal is enough. Two goals might be too much for the beginning!"

Tuchel, meanwhile, said he was "very happy" with Werner's performance despite his glaring miss early in the second half.

"He always gives everything, he could have made it more comfortable but I am very happy because he played a very good match," said the Blues boss.

Tuchel added: "The boys are very, very happy in the dressing room, it was a great performance, an amazing result and I think a well-deserved win for us.

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"The first 10-15 minutes in the second half, we did not come out very well from the dressing room but the last half-hour was excellent and the first half was excellent."

Chelsea return to action on Tuesday for the first leg of their Champions League semi-final with Real Madrid before a west London derby with Fulham on Saturday.

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