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Werner strike nominated for Goal of the Month

Timo Werner’s opener against Southampton has made the October shortlist for the Premier League’s Goal of the Month award.

The 24-year-old opened his Premier League account in style when he let a Ben Chilwell pass from the flank run through his legs. When the Southampton defender realised what Werner had done, it was too late.

Werner used his rapid pace to race into the Saints’ box where he showed great patience to get a shot away with four defenders tumbling in front of him.

The goal came as no shock to those who watch him closely, with Frank Lampard commenting: ‘That’s what he’s all about. I know he can do that, in both of the goals he had a lot of work to do and his speed and guile and the quality of the finishes it was great and we will see a lot more from him.’

Werner will be against Yves Bissouma (Brighton), Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), Manuel Lanzini (West Ham), Ross Barkley (Aston Villa, on loan from Chelsea), Patrick Bamford (Leeds United), Michail Antonio (West Ham) and Tom Cairney (Fulham) for October’s award.

This is the second month in a row where a Chelsea player has been shortlisted for the Goal of the Month, with Reece James’s strike against Brighton nominated in September.

Supporters can vote for Timo here. Voting closes at 6pm (UK time) on Monday 9 November.

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