After a bright start to his career at Chelsea, Timo Werner has struggled to find the back of the net in the last nine games. The Germany international arrived in summer from RB Leipzig with a reputation as one of the most feared strikers in Europe, but the recent struggles have forced Lampard to play him in wide positions.
After scoring 34 goals in 45 appearances for RB Leipzig in his last season, Werner was expected to be among the goalscoring charts in Premier League, but the German has found it difficult to replicate his form with Chelsea. Werner recently admitted Premier League to be more tougher than he expected, and he is still trying to settle in with the demands of the league.
Werner’s struggles continued in Chelsea’s victory over West Ham as the forward missed a couple of good chances, but provided a lucky assist for Tammy Abraham. Speaking after the game Lampard said he wasn’t worried about Werner’s goal drought and backed the striker to score more goals. The Chelsea manager added “Every striker will want to be scoring goals, it’s what they ultimately get judged on and that’s why Timo was a great acquisition for us because of the level of goals he’s scored in the last few years.”
“He’s a player in a new league and we have to give him time to settle but he’s getting positions regularly, he’s scaring teams and giving them a problem.It’s not quite going in for him at the moment but the moment that changes then we’ll see goals from Timo Werner for sure.”
“That’s the period Timo is in. It’s unfortunate but he’s getting in the positions, when one goes in it will be a run for him.”