Tuchel rubbishes reports Werner may leave

Thomas Tuchel insists Timo Werner has no reason to be frustrated at Chelsea.
Thomas Tuchel insists Timo Werner has no reason to be frustrated at Chelsea.

Thomas Tuchel insists Timo Werner has no cause for frustration at Chelsea, dismissing claims the speedy striker could head back to Germany in the summer.

Werner has struck just two goals in his last 26 Chelsea appearances, with the 53 million pound ($A95 million) recruit struggling with his finishing.

But Chelsea boss Tuchel has told the 25-year-old to stop worrying and "focus on the process" of rediscovering his scoring touch.

When quizzed on whether there is any truth in rumours that Werner is unhappy in west London, Tuchel replied: "Stop reading! Read a book!"

"For Timo, I think he has no reason now to be frustrated because he played an amazing match against Liverpool, maybe his best match since I arrived," Tuchel said.

"Then he had a good match against Everton with a lot of chances to score, which he normally is clinical enough and strong enough.

"The clear advice from us is don't focus on the result, get your decision-making and technique right and the ball will do the rest."

Chelsea will host Atletico Madrid in Wednesday's Champions League last 16 second leg, holding a 1-0 advantage from the first clash.

Mason Mount and Jorginho will miss out through suspension, with Thiago Silva and Tammy Abraham still not quite ready to return after injury.

Australian Associated Press