Timo Werner scored his first goal for Chelsea just four minutes into his debut for the club as they drew 1-1 in a pre-season friendly against Brighton on Saturday.
The Germany international was making his first appearance following his summer move from RB Leipzig and it did not take long for him to show the sort of form that saw him score 28 goals in the Bundesliga last season. In front of a crowd of 2,500 at the Amex Stadium, where a small number of home supporters were able to attend in line with social distancing guidelines, Werner tucked away the opening goal after latching on to Callum Hudson-Odoi’s misdirected header. Despite the presence of another summer signing in Hakim Ziyech, Frank Lampard’s side were unable to make their strong start pay, with Pascal Gross converting a late penalty to secure a draw for Brighton. But this was still a promising first appearance from Werner. “Good start, first of hopefully many goals,” read the message on his Twitter account.