Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount gave summer signing Timo Werner a pep talk following the German’s uncharacteristic misses in front of goal against Newcastle United, according to the club’s official website.

The former RB Leipzig forward missed two glaring opportunities for the west London outfit during the Blues’ 2-0 win.

Uncharacteristic miss

The first error saw Werner screw his shot wide in the first half after Mount and fellow striker Tammy Abraham had combined to tee him up.

Werner looked odds-on to score, which would have seen him become the first Chelsea player to net in five successive matches since Didier Drogba. However, the German put the ball wide with just Newcastle keeper Karl Darlow to beat.

The second error saw Werner caught in two minds, which led to his attempted square pass for Hakim Ziyech being intercepted. When he did get the ball in the net, the unfortunate Werner was ruled offside.

Mount: ‘You need to score them’

Mount, who missed a sitter himself, insisted the German needed to exhibit a ruthless streak in front of goal, while backing him to find the net on his next outing.

“I said to Timo in the first half: ‘That’s a goal for you – you need to score them’ because I’ve seen them go in day in and day out in training,” Mount said.

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“(Werner) is a top player and he needs to be harsh on himself to score those. He knows that and, if it comes next week, he’ll put it away.”

‘Tough on each other’

Mount also admitted his own spurned opportunity, towards the end of the game, showed Chelsea need an element of self-criticism if they’re going to contend for silverware.

“I was disappointed with my one as well because I feel I should be scoring those. We’re all tough on each other and tough on ourselves because we want to be pushing to get number one.

“We need to have that in the group where, if someone doesn’t score or makes a mistake, we can tell them.

“Chelsea teams in the past had that in their group and we need the same in our group. If we do, we’ll have a top chance of winning trophies.”

The Blues sit third in the table following the 2-0 win, which flattered their opponents.

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