Former Blue reveals why Werner will not bench Tammy Abraham

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After several weeks of speculation, Chelsea confirmed last week Thursday that the club had agreed a £48m deal with RB Leipzig to sign Werner on a five-year deal.

With 25 league goals and 32 goals in all competitions, Werner has proven to be a top player in Europe and one of the most covered strikers in the world.

His signing has threatened the future of Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham, but former Chelsea star Gus Poyet has claimed that rather than bench Tammy, Werner and Abraham can actually play together upfront.

“They can definitely play together because he’s been playing, in his team, with the big fella up front. So, it’s not new for him,” Poyet explained.

“It’s just a matter of the system you play and how you prefer to play. I think it’s options. For any manager to have different options is very important.

“I think Tammy has done very well and I hope he finishes the season in the same way because that’s the best way to give somebody a decision to make. You’ve done your best and then it’s down to Frank Lampard to pick.”

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