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Timo Werner told by Frank Lampard how he'll fit in Chelsea system


Frank Lampard has already told Timo Werner where he sees him fitting into his Chelsea side.

The German admits that the Blues boss was a major factor in his decision to swap Germany for west London.

Werner scored 34 goals for RB Leipzig last season and was linked with Chelsea’s domestic rivals Liverpool before Lampard swooped in to secure a £53m deal.

The 24-year-old played as a central striker at Leipzig but his pace means he can be equally as effective from outwide.

Werner will face competition from Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud should he eye a place as Chelsea’s main man in attack.

Timo Werner watched his new side’s final game of the season

But he has already had such discussions with Lampard who has made it clear what he expects from his summer signing.

“He was the main point; we talked a lot about things like system, like how he wants to play and sees me playing, and how the system fits to me,” said Werner when asked about the Blues boss.

“He is a really nice guy who not only told me what he wants from me as a player because he wants to help me as a guy.

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“He knows me now a little bit better and it fits very good between us and now I am happy to be here.

“When you have a decision to go from your old club and you come to a big club like this, it was for me a dream which came true because Chelsea is a very big club.

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“I know of the players before when they won the Champions League with (Didier) Drogba, with my new manager Frank Lampard, Petr Cech as the technical advisor.

“It is like a little dream for me but I want to become, not a same player like them, but I want to be part of a new era here so I will play to try to give my best.”





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