Ally McCoist thinks Romelu Lukaku joining may help Chelsea player

Ally McCoist has suggested that Romelu Lukaku joining Chelsea could be great news for Timo Werner. 

Lukaku, 28, is expected to re-join Chelsea from Inter Milan during this summer window according to countless sources in the media. 

The Belgian forward’s move to Stamford Bridge is not yet officially announced, but Blues icon Didier Drogba has confirmed it on his own Twitter a couple of days ago.

As supporters wait patiently for the club to present Lukaku in a Chelsea shirt, many are starting to predict where he could end up slotting into Thomas Tuchel’s XI.

He’s a goal machine that always plays as a central striker, scoring 64 goals in 95 Inter appearances. However, Chelsea have a host of attacking players that will be looking to operate in the forward line.

Pundit McCoist says that Werner is likely to lose the chance to play in a number nine position due to Lukaku. But, he can picture him enjoying much more success than last year as he’ll be out of the limelight and working from the left flank.

“In a bizarre way it might suit Werner a little bit getting taken out of that firing line as a number nine centre-forward. He’ll get opportunities to play maybe coming in off the left like I’ve seen him do before,” McCoist told talkSPORT.

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All eyes are on Lukaku, so Werner should fancy being Chelsea hero

It wasn’t a bad debut season for Werner last year at Chelsea, scoring 12 goals in all competitions in a campaign the Champions League trophy was won. The £170,000-a-week attacker will know though he let himself down several times in front of goal.

For the 25-year-old, he should be able to buzz around in the final third and benefit from the space Lukaku is going to create.

The likes of Mason Mount, Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech are going to have similar thoughts in mind though.

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