Timo Werner rates Chelsea’s chances of winning the Premier League this season

Werner has realistic expectations (Picture: Getty Images)

Timo Werner admits Chelsea ‘probably won’t’ win the Premier League or Champions League this season, despite spending over £200 million on transfers this summer.

The 24-year-old is one of a whole host of big-money signings to have made the switch to Stamford Bridge.

He was joined by fellow Germany international Kai Havertz, as well as Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva, Malang Sarr and Xavier Mbuyamba.

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The Blues’ Premier League campaign got off to a good start with a 3-1 win over Brighton, despite not being a wholly convincing performance.

A big test comes at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon when Frank Lampard’s side take on champions Liverpool.

Werner says it would be unrealistic to expect Chelsea to win the league this season and expects Lampard – similarly to Reds boss Jurgen Klopp – to build his side over time.

‘We have to be honest with ourselves and say that we probably won’t win the Premier League or the Champions League this season,’ he told Bild.

‘If it works anyway, all the nicer. But that’s not what the club expects.

‘I like to compare that to Liverpool a few years ago. In the first year, the team didn’t win a title either. In the second year they were in the Champions League final, in the third they won it and in the fourth, the title in the Premier League followed.

‘With our Chelsea project, too, we want to develop step by step so that we have greater chances for the title after each season.’

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