Timo Werner sends message to Christopher Nkunku ahead of his move to Chelsea at the end of the season

In an interview with BILD, former Chelsea forward Timo Werner has warned RB Leipzig teammate Christopher Nkunku about the rise of competition that awaits him at his upcoming club.

The Frenchman is set to join the Blues at the end of the season, after agreeing a deal way ahead of the summer transfer window.

The club even carried out a secret medical with the player after failing to sign him before the season began.

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Now, they can look forward to forming an attack around the current top scorer in the Bundesliga, who has found his feet in front of goal over the last few seasons.

Goals are exactly what Chelsea are missing right now, and in truth have been for a number of years leading up to this point.

Werner was one of those brought in to try and tackle the issue, however he never became the consistent goalscorer he will have hoped to be.

Werner warns Nkunku

Now, the German has told his current strike partner that he’s about to go up a level when he makes the switch to Stamford Bridge.

He said: “Everyone has to make their own experiences. I had a very good first year, the second was so-so. I can tell him about positive and negative experiences should he change.

“At a club like this, you don’t play like you do at RB Leipzig because there’s more competition – not just on a sporting level, but also on a different level, mentally.”

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It is currently unclear where exactly in the attack Nkunku will play, or who he will feature alongside.

Mykhailo Mudryk is preparing to make his debut after his January signing,  and his contract suggests he’s going to be in West London for some time.

Joao Felix may also see his loan deal made permanent, keeping the competition high for places in the side.

Jack is a writer for The Chelsea Chronicle. He has been a part of GRV Media since June 2022. He has a First Class Honours degree in Football Journalism from the University of Derby, graduating in 2021. Jack has experience working freelance for The Sun and The Athletic, whilst also being published for the Non-League Paper and reporting for Burton Albion's academy side. He is a lifelong Chelsea fan and will debate with anyone about everything and anything football related. He also holds a passion for gaming and music, and thinks he knows every word to every Oasis song ever released