Frank Lampard has backed Timo Werner to come good for Chelsea and believes he’ll score “lots of goals” for the membership despite his recent struggles.
After scoring 5 targets in 4 matches throughout October and November, Werner has now gone 9 video games and not using a aim for the Blues and missed a quantity of good possibilities in Monday’s 3-0 win over West Ham.
While his report of eight targets and 6 assists in 21 video games throughout all competitions this season shouldn’t be dismissed, he’s but to hit the heights of final season, when his 34 targets for RB Leipzig earned him his £45m transfer to Stamford Bridge.
But Lampard – who has usually used Werner as a winger since his signing – doesn’t seem involved, saying: “I discuss to him on a regular basis – I do not sense the frustration.
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“As a striker you need to be scoring commonly, as he has achieved in his profession. But on the similar time, each striker has moments the place the ball does not drop for you for no matter motive.
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“The positive thing is that he’s getting chances in games, using his attributes to get in the box and showing his speed. He is getting lots of chances and he will score a lot of goals for us.”
Werner admitted earlier than Chelsea’s dwelling victory towards West Ham that the Premier League is extra bodily than he anticipated, and prompt the Blues’ hectic schedule has not helped his adaptation.
Lampard believes these emotions are regular for a participant new to the competitors, and mentioned: “I believe honesty is an effective factor. Whether it will get taken in the correct context or not, I’m not at all times positive.
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“We crave honesty and then we sometimes hang on every word. I don’t think Timo underestimating [the Premier League] is quite the right word.
“I do know he needed to come right here and achieve success and understood the rigours of the Premier League. It’s simply the actual fact of whenever you’re right here in motion, it is totally different challenges.
“So I don’t think you can talk about that too much until you’re here and he was talking about his experiences.”
Lampard getting ready for ‘finest’ Arsenal crew
Werner’s newest alternative to break his duck will come on Saturday when Chelsea tackle London rivals Arsenal on the Emirates, stay on Sky Sports.
Ahead of their conflict stay on Sky Sports, we glance again at a basic match from Stamford Bridge the place there have been theatrical antics between Arsenal’s Jens Lehmann and Chelsea’s Didier Drogba, plus a screamer from Michael Essien
The Gunners are enduring a torrid season and sit fifteenth within the Premier League – simply 4 factors above the relegation zone – whereas Mikel Arteta admitted his aspect could possibly be in “big trouble” after Tuesday’s 4-1 dwelling defeat to Manchester City within the Carabao Cup.
But Lampard – who revealed Ben Chilwell and Reece James are uncertain for the journey to Arsenal due to damage – warned his aspect to count on a tricky check in north London, saying: “I don’t want to talk about what their battle is – they are just a good team with a good manager.
“They have had some robust outcomes lately however the basic wave of the Premier League this season has been extra inconsistent than it has been in earlier seasons.
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“It’s not my concern exactly where they are at – my concern is the team at face value, in terms of quality, and they’re a high-quality team.
“When you play a derby, type does exit the window. Sometimes the thought of enjoying a derby is the spur that the crew wants to try to get a end result.
“So we have to expect the best Arsenal, which is a really good football team with really good football players. Well coached, rotations in their team, lots of threats in attacking areas – that’s what I expect. So we have to prepare for that.”
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