Werner says he is struggling to make impact in his new role at Chelsea

Timo Werner admitted that he still needs time to adapt to his new role as a left winger at Chelsea.

It has been eight games since the 24-year-old scored his last goal in the 4-1 win over Sheffield United in November.

He still bagged a couple of assists in that period, but for someone who raked 28 goals in Bundesliga last season, you would expect more.

Even Werner himself said he is disappointed with the record.

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“It was not yet what I had imagined for myself,” he told Sky Germany.

“I am always ambitious and set myself high standards. I want to score goals and take responsibility, just like I did in Leipzig.

Werner explained that at Leipzig he always played in a more central area, but now he has to adapt to a wider role at Chelsea.

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“With Julian Nagelsmann, I even played as a No.8 (centre-midfielder) sometimes,” he added.

“That’s something completely different now, of course, and I have to find myself again.

“I’ve played well on the left or right wing here, but I’ve never been able to exude the goal-scoring threat from [the wider role] that I excelled at from the centre at Leipzig.

“The Premier League is different. Of course, I’ve already shown that I can make the difference in the league, but I’ve also had a few games where I have to be honest: That was [poor performance]!

“Despite everything, I’m having a lot of fun here and I’m hoping that the goals will start to come and that I’ll be able to vary my play a bit on the left.”

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