Ian Wright said the left winger role suits Timo Werner and praised the Chelsea forwards’s partnership with Tammy Abraham.

Werner is really an exciting player to watch.

The 24-year-old missed a few big chances but he kept going and came up with an unbelievable run which led to Abraham’s goal.

It was Werner’s fourth consecutive appearance as a left-winger in all competitions for Chelsea, with four goals and an assist from those games.

While Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink previously said Werner should play in a central role, former Arsenal striker Wright liked what he saw on Saturday.

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“I think that suits Timo coming from there, coming from deep,” he told BBC 5 Live.

“You saw with Tammy’s goal he went past the defenders like they weren’t there, he set Tammy up and he finished well.

“He seems to play off a front man better.”

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Werner’s recent goalscoring record and missed chances at St James’ Park prove that he is still a goalscoring threat even from a wider position.

Abraham has also had three assists and a goal in the last four games he played which shows an improvement in his link-up play which would also benefit the surrounding attackers.

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