Lampard sends message to Werner

Timo Werner had another miserable outing in Chelsea’s win against Fulham on Saturday. Frank Lampard’s men struggled to break down a resilient Fulham side, who were reduced to 10 men after Antonee Robinson was shown a direct red card for his rash challenge on Azpilicueta.

Mason Mount spared the blushes for Chelsea, as the midfielder scored the game’s only goal in the 78th minute to hand Frank Lampard a much needed victory. Timo Werner, who came on as a late substitute missed a glorious opportunity to kill the game in stoppage time, as the forward dragged his effort wide after running through on goal from the left.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Lampard said he was happy with Werner’s positioning, and believes the forward will start scoring goals soon. Asked if the German was lacking confidence, Lampard said “I don’t know, I think it’s normal, I think if you don’t score as regularly as you want, he scored last week in the FA Cup.”

But those are goals I’ve seen him score many a time. His bread and butter is going through like that and scoring and it happens. He has to just keep working, it’s the only way out of it.

We’ve all been there if you’re a goalscorer or a striker, everyone will say the same, get back on the training pitch, [be] pleased you’re getting in there, go again.”

It’ll go in for him because he’s high quality. I was delighted to see him to get through [on goal], he likes to be in those positions, we’re getting him in positions there when he came on and he will score.”

Lampard praised Mason Mount for his match winning performance and said, “Mason I thought was outstanding in the game so he deserves the accolades of how he played.”

He needs to score more goals, Mason. He knows that. But his quality is brilliant and his attitude is brilliant, so he deserves it.”

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