Frank Lampard gives verdict on Timo Werner’s start at Chelsea
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Frank Lampard says he is "happy" with Timo Werner's start to life at Chelsea and backed the Germany international to bounce back from his country's heavy defeat to Spain.
Werner netted twice in Germany's 3-1 Nations League win over Ukraine last weekend but was on the receiving end of a 6-0 drubbing by Spain three days later.
At club level, the 24-year-old has scored eight times in 12 games and has been in fine form of late with five goals in his last four matches.
And Lampard was keen to point out Germany's thrashing was due to a "collective issue" rather than Werner's performance as he heaped praise on the £47million summer signing.
Lampard says his No.11 is in "really good form"
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"I watched most of that game and I think there would certainly be no fingers pointed individually at Timo, it is a collective issue," the Blues boss told Chelsea's official website.
"I have been part of that in my playing career, I am very aware of it, but he shouldn’t need in my opinion much picking up because he is coming back to a place where he is in really good form and really settling in.
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Werner scored a double against Ukraine but was substituted off in the hammering by Spain
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"I have been happy with his form so far, and we have seen lots of moments of what we brought him to the club for, which is his goalscoring prowess but also his explosive speed.
"It was something I felt we were lacking last year at times and he brought that. I only see more to come from him because of his personality, because of his talent, and because now we are getting time to work with him and he is getting time to make relationships with his team-mates."
Lampard also opened up on how Chelsea's creative players are working on their through-balls to feed Werner's off-the-shoulder runs.
He added: "That is something we have been in the process of and more recently it has been evident that is improving.
"And we must keep working on that because I have absolute faith in Timo because I think he is a fantastic player who has had a really good start. I look forward to seeing more of it."
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