Ian Wright says Timo Werner plays better with Tammy Abraham up front

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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