17-goal Chelsea striker backed to shine despite the signing of Timo Werner

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Chelsea seem to have started their transfer business on time ahead of next season, with the Blues having already signed up Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, with Kai Havertz expected to join in.

It is believed that the signing of Werner will affect the role of Tammy Abraham next season. The 22-year-old academy product started the season in fine form, but has struggled to meet up in the second half of the campaign.

Despite his struggles, Abraham has already bagged 17 goals this season, which isn’t a bad one for his debut season in the Premier League.

Former Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has backed the young striker to play a huge role next season despite the competition.

Schwarzer told Stadium Astro: “Seventeen goals he’s scored now, he scored again [versus Liverpool], I know he had a great first half of the season and he’s dropped off a little bit but I kind of expected that with the younger players. I don’t think Mason Mount’s playing at the same level he was earlier in the season, he just doesn’t have that same spark.

“Going forward Chelsea have always had an abundance of top talent and I think having that striker that scores you an abundance of goals, you can argue 17 goals for Abraham is a phenomenal return.

“I think that’s a very good return. In terms of Timo Werner coming in, he can play through the middle or also as one of the wider players, interchanging between positions.

“I think you’ll find Werner likes to sometimes drift out towards the left side a little bit and cut in.

“I think the number of games they’re going to have, the rotation they’ll be implementing, I think they do need quality and strength in depth.

“Chelsea have always been looking to improve, to bring in big-name players and they’re going for young and up-and-coming players but ones who have performed at the highest level already and done very well.

“It’s exciting times for Chelsea. Let’s not forget Chelsea are going to lose Pedro, they’re probably going to lose Willian. You’ve got Ziyech coming in, whether it’s Kai Havertz coming in, Werner, they’re going to need extra bodies to replace them.

“Chelsea have already been proactive and have started to already bring in those replacements.”

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