Christian Pulisic has said he sees some similarities between himself and his new Chelsea teammate Timo Werner, and called him “very dangerous”.
The 21-year-old is yet to play alongside Werner in a competitive game, but the two have had some training sessions together.
The Germany international completed his Chelsea move from RB Leipzig in June and has joined his new Blues teammates in training since July.
And it seems like Werner has left a good first impression on Pulisic.
The American told Chelsea’s official website: “He’s a very dangerous player. I think he has some similar qualities to me and some of the attacking guys we have.
“He’s obviously very quick and very good in front of goal.
“He seems like a humble guy. He wants to come in and work.”
While German football pundit Raphael Honigstein insinuated that Werner could provide new competition for Pulisic for the left-winger role.
“I would say he’s a hybrid between a striker and a winger. He’s happiest when he can cut in from the left, onto his right foot, and run at people, or into spaces,” said Honigstein about Werner.
“He’s become better in the smaller spaces and better linking up with the midfielders, not just being the guy that touches the ball once in the box.”
Werner who predominantly played on the left in a two-forward system at Leipzig could be an option for Frank Lampard on the left.
Similar to Mason Mount, Werner’s versatility would only help Chelsea next season, particularly given Pedro Rodriguez and Willian’s departures this summer.