Timo Werner and Roberto Firmino's stats compared after Jamie Carragher's controversial claims

Werner debuted for Chelsea on Monday

Timo Werner made his long-awaited Chelsea debut on Monday night.

After arriving from RB Leipzig in June, the German had to wait three months to play for the Blues as they finished off the 2019/20 campaign. 

His first appearance was well worth the wait, though. 

Werner was one of the best players on the pitch against Brighton. He looked rapid, linked up with his teammates well and although he didn't score, he did win a penalty. 

There's plenty to be excited about if you're a Chelsea fan. 

But one person who Werner is yet to win over is Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher. 

Following the Blues' 3-1 win, he said on Monday Night Football that the German wouldn't get into Liverpool's team.  

Werner wouldn't get in Liverpool's team according to Carra

"Right now, he wouldn’t get in the Liverpool front three. Watching him for Leipzig, you think about how much he loves that left channel," Carragher argued.

"For Liverpool, you think of the greatest striker in the Premier League in Thierry Henry - who used to favour that left-hand side.

"He can play left of the front three, but predominantly, he will be the central striker." 

In simple terms, the ex-Liverpool star doesn't believe Werner is a better player than Roberto Firmino. 

Firmino is better than Werner, claims Carragher

But stats from the 2019/20 season prove otherwise. Check them out, per The Sun, below.

Games played | Werner: 45, Firmino: 52
Minutes played | Werner: 3,588, Firmino: 3,919
Goals | Werner: 32, Firmino: 12
Minutes per goal | Werner: 106, Firmino: 327
Shot conversion rate | Werner 21.3%, Firmino: 9.8%
Assists | Werner: 12, Firmino: 12
Goals and assists | Werner: 46, Firmino: 24
Chances created | Werner: 69, Firmino: 73
Chances created per game | Werner: 1.7, Firmino: 1.7 

As you can see, Chelsea's new star dominates the Liverpool frontman in almost all attacking stats. 

Werner has a superior record to Firmino

We all knew that Werner scored more goals last season but just look at the German's impressive shot conversion rate of 21.3% compared to Firmino's 9.8%. 

Now, you can obviously argue that the Premier League is tougher than the Bundesliga, but this season we really expect Werner to prove himself in England. 

Carragher's comments could soon come back to bite him.  

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