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Lampard unconcerned by Werner missed chances: ‘He’s so dangerous even when he doesn’t score’

Timo Werner may be goalless in five games but Frank Lampard says the German forward is still offering the team plenty and will be on the scoresheet again in no time.

Since joining from RB Leipzig in the summer, Werner has netted eight goals in 17 Chelsea appearances, a decent return considering he is adapting to a new league and a new country. 

His current run without finding the net has come off the back of Germany’s 6-0 thrashing at the hands of Spain in the last international break, but Lampard does not believe that has had a lasting effect on his form. Instead the boss has reiterated just what an impression Werner has made since arriving. 

‘I have no worries about Timo,’ said the boss. 

‘He has come into this league and made a big impact straightaway with his speed, direct nature, and things he is creating for the team. He is getting lots of chances, he makes lots of chances through his explosive nature and his eye to be in the right areas. 

‘Timo is going to be a huge player for this club. He has scored some goals already, of course he will want to be scoring more, he has missed a couple but if he keeps getting there he will score those goals. 

‘I don’t think the Spain game has got anything to do with it,’ added Lampard. 

‘I spoke to him after that game and it didn’t feel like it was a negative thing that was going to carry over. He played at Newcastle in the next game and ripped them through on about five occasions. He was so dangerous even though he didn’t get his goal. It’s a small moment all strikers have and I have no worries.’

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