Glen Johnson explained to the Metro that Timo Werner will eventually start to succeed at Chelsea because he possesses the right skills to do so.

Like almost all of the Blues summer signings, Werner has yet to hit the ground running at Stamford Bridge.

Goals were his game when he was RB Leipzig, but they’ve been in short supply with the Blues.

The 24-year-old went 14 Premier League games without a scoring between November and February, a run comparable to the struggling Chelsea strikers of yester year.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 15: Timo Werner of Chelsea in action during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge on February 15, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

What Werner does have on his side is his terrific work rate and ability to run beyond defences.

Even though he hasn’t been finding the net frequently, the German is helping out his teammates wherever possible.

And Johnson, who won the league with Chelsea in 2004/05, believes Werner will soon overcome his woes.

“I think he’s a threat,’ Johnson said.

“He’s super quick, he’s direct. I think where he’s dropped in confidence, his decision-making has gone wrong.

“People underestimate the Premier League. It’s not easy for people to be playing in other leagues with a big reputation to turn up in the Premier League and hit the ground running – it’s not as easy as that.

“I think Werner will become a good player for them. He’s struggled at the moment but he’s still getting the chances, even if he’s missing.”

Thomas Tuchel’s arrival has coincided with an improvement in the misfiring forward.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 31: Thomas Tuchel, Manager of Chelsea congratulates Timo Werner of Chelsea following victory in the Premier League match between Chelsea and Burnley at Stamford Bridge on January 31, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Chris Lee – Chelsea FC/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

He certainly looks sharper and more confident, even if the crucial part of his game is still missing.

This case can be made for pretty much all of Chelsea’s newest recruits

Hakim Ziyech is missing that magic spark that made him so enjoyable to watch at Ajax.

Kai Havertz’s concerns continue to rumble on throughout the campaign.

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BUCHAREST, ROMANIA – FEBRUARY 23: Kai Havertz, Marcos Llorente during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Atletico Madrid and Chelsea FC at National Arena on February 23, 2021 in Bucharest, Romania. (Photo by Stefan Constantin/MB Media/Getty Images)

Even Ben Chilwell is finding life difficult after such a solid start under Frank Lampard.

Chelsea have some big fixtures coming up in the next months, and Tuchel will need his big players to come of age soon.

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There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Werner will come good soon.

He just needs to get this season out of the way and start fresh, like Havertz and Ziyech.

Every Chelsea fan should be excited about seeing a fully-fledged Tuchel team with these three involved.

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