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Timo Werner explains reason why he pointed to Tammy Abraham on the bench after scoring against Westham

Chelsea striker Timo Werner has provided an explanation for his weird celebration after netting the only goal in the club’s win over West Ham on Saturday.

Werner was given the nod to lead the line at the London Stadium on Saturday evening. He only netted once but it proved to be crucial, as they claimed a 1-0 win over their top four rivals.

He fired in from close range in the 54th minute as he converted Ben Chilwell’s low cross to score for the first time since February to move Chelsea three points clear in fourth.

The German striker followed the goal up with a very awkward celebration where he pointed to Chelsea’s bench mutiple times.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Werner revealed that he was pointing towards Tammy Abraham and Callum Hudson-Odoi, after the pair told him before the game that he would go on to end his goal drought versus West Ham.

“The second chance I have to score, but I have to come back slowly. One goal is enough. Two goals might be too much for the beginning.” He said in his post match interview.

“I’m very happy that we won this game. It’s a big win for us in the race for the top four. It’s the best feeling after winning a game to score a goal. It was really important for me and for the whole team. It’s great to be back on the scoresheet.” He continued.

“Callum [Hudson-Odoi] said to me I’ll score today, and 30 seconds later Tammy [Abraham] came to me and said I’d score today. They told me to point to them when I score.” He concluded.

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