Champions League: 'Glad I was able to make up for my mistake', Chelsea's Timo Werner relieved by redemption
Having missed a sitter when the semi-final first leg finished in a 1-1 draw in Madrid, Werner made amends in the return on Wednesday with the opening goal in a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge which put the Blues into the final with a 3-1 win on aggregate.
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Thomas Tuchel's side will face Premier League rivals Manchester City in the final in Istanbul on 29 May.
Champions League: Werner and Mount score as Chelsea outclass Real Madrid to set up all-English final
Chelsea should have ran out far more convincing winners as they toyed with the tired Real Madrid in the second half.
The chance to knock Real Madrid out in the Champions League semi-finals is the perfect stage for Timo Werner to prove his worth.
Champions League: Karim Benzema's volley earns Real Madrid 1-1 draw to leave semi-final tie against Chelsea in balance
Christian Pulisic grabbed Chelsea a deserved away goal in a soaking wet contest at Valdebebas but they might regret not pulling away, with the struggling Timo Werner again missing a golden chance.
Premier League: Timo Werner scores as Chelsea beat top-four rivals West Ham; Liverpool held by Newcastle
After a week dominated by England's 'big six' aiming to guarantee top level European football every season via a breakaway Super League (ESL), Chelsea and Liverpool turned their attentions to trying to earn a top-four Premier League finish on the field.
Premier League: Chelsea's Thomas Tuchel challenges Tammy Abraham to become 'impossible' to leave out
Abraham has only just shaken off a niggling ankle problem suffered in the 2-0 Premier League win over Newcastle on 15 February.
A lack of goals has been a persistent problem for Chelsea, with the Blues scoring just 13 times in their last 11 Premier League games.
Premier League: Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel urges Timo Werner to stop thinking about lean patch, assures ‘goals will come’
Werner has managed just two goals in 31 games for club and country since a brace in Germany's 3-1 win over Ukraine on 14 November.
Napoli midfielder Eljif Elmas secured a famous victory for North Macedonia in Duisburg, scoring five minutes from time to give his country a second win from three Group J matches.
Premier League: German internationals granted exemption from COVID-19 restrictions for World Cup qualifiers
The DFB said that local health authorities had greenlighted the exception to strict COVID-19 restrictions on travellers from the UK, allowing Joachim Loew to pick Werner, Gundogan, Kai Havertz and others for upcoming games against Iceland and North Macedonia in Duisburg.
He joined Leipzig from Man City in January last year and an initial 18-month loan deal became a permanent transfer a fortnight ago.
After exactly 1,000 minutes without finding the net, Timo Werner ended his Premier League goal drought.
Premier League: Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel not worried by Timo Werner’s goal drought, hails effort in Sheffield United win
Werner set up Mason Mount's opener and won the decisive penalty, converted by Jorginho, as Chelsea closed to within a point of the top four with a third win in Tuchel's four games in charge.
For the first time in Mourinho's managerial career, he has lost back-to-back home league games.
The close-season signing from Leipzig was expected to fire Chelsea's attack, but he has just nine club goals this term.
Premier League: Chelsea appoint Thomas Tuchel as manager on 18-month contract after sacking Frank Lampard
Thomas Tuchel will take charge for the first time when Wolves visit Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Wednesday.
Since the Football League's fourth tier was added in 1958, this was only the second time a top-flight side had lost by three or more goals to opposition from that level in the FA Cup.
Frank Lampard's side suffered a fourth defeat in their last six Premier League games on Sunday as Manchester City eased to a 3-1 win.