Chelsea’s German new signings Timo Werner and Kai Havertz admitted that the English Premier league is tougher than Bundesliga after their first Premier league game.
Werner, who moved to chelsea from RB Leipzig and his compatriot Havertz, who came in from Leverkusen, tested their first dose of life in the Premier league on Monday night in Chelsea victory over Brighton at the Amex Stadium.
Speaking after the match, the former Leverkusen playmaker said that what he had just experienced was tougher that what he was used to.
“The Premier league is much tougher than Bundesliga, I saw that in training, I saw that in the game as well.” Said the star who had a quiet night on his debut.
Werner, on the other hand was surprised by how big the back three of Brighton were.
“Yeah, Premier league is different football because I think defenders…. I have never played against three defenders like this (in the Bundesliga), so tall, so big massive defenders. But for me, it makes it really fun.” Said Werner, who was impressive in the fixture.
Chelsea won the match 3-1 with goals coming from unlikely players. Midfielder Jorginho, who captained the side opened the scoring firing home from the spot kick following Matt Ryan’s foul on Werner in the box.
Leandro Trossard fired from 30 yards to beat beleaguered Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga to bring Brighton level. However, Chelsea restored the lead two minutes later with Reece James firing a stunning shot in the top corner. Kurt Zouma finished the scoring by converting a Reece James’ corner assuring the visitors of three points.