Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has explained that he’s thrilled with the way Timo Werner has started his career at Stamford Bridge, adding that he’s got “absolute faith” in his ability.
The 24-year-old attacker joined the Blues in the summer transfer window and arrived with huge expectation on his shoulders due to his form at RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga.
He’s left the German club with a stunning record of 95 goals in 159 appearances, which is why it’s no surprise to see him start his Chelsea career with eight goals in 12 games so far.
The speed machine is a centre-forward that is so difficult for defenders to get to grips with, but he can easily play as a left-winger too and injuries has meant he’s filled into that position several times already.
Chelsea boss Lampard has given Werner an extra boost ahead of Saturday’s Premier League fixture away to Newcastle, as he’s stressed his faith in him and he’s delighted with his impact in the opening months of the season.
“I’ve been happy with his form so far. We’ve seen lots of moments of what we have brought Timo to the club for, that is obviously his goalscoring prowess and explosive speed and goal threat,” Lampard said, as quoted by the Telegraph.
“It was something we were lacking last year and because of his personality because of his talent. I am getting time to work with him and he is getting time to make relationships with his team-mates.
“When you’re a striker looking to make runs off the shoulders of team-mates, you need time to work with the players that find your runs and that is something we have been in the process of. It was evident earlier in the season.
“More recently, it has been evident that it is improving. I’ve got absolute faith in Timo. I think he is a fantastic player and that he has had a really good start. I look forward to seeing more of it.”
Werner is back at Chelsea after a mixed time on international duty with Germany as he scored two goals in a win over Ukraine, but then played in the 6-0 hammering defeat against Spain.
The young striker can now focus on his club football in the next couple of months and it looks like he’s starting to get to grips with English football