Werner compared to four Premier League legends including Alan Shearer

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Timo Werner was rated as the second best striker in the German Bundesliga last season, and that’s a good thing, knowing that he was only behind the very impressive Robert Lewandowski who scored 34 goals, compared to Werner’s 28.

Chelsea paid nearly £50m to sign up the striker from RB Leipzig, and a lot is expected from him this season.

Arsenal legend Ian Wright, who was a top striker for the Gunners in the early 90s, has backed Werner to follow in the footsteps of Premier League greats such as Alan Shearer, Teddy Sheringham, Michael Owen and Robbie Fowler.

He said: “This guy Timo Werner, I watched him in that competition before the World Cup with guys like Goretzka and you watch him and you think to yourself you can see what it is.

“It’s the sharpness and just how clinical he is and when you look at the way he is, you know when you look at a striker he knows he’s going to score. He’s got a kind of persona about him where he feels ‘I am going to Chelsea and I am going to score and I’m going to do very well’.

“You have to look at Tammy and the guys and think to yourself you need to tap into how he thinks. Because when I watch him when he walks out he’s got a look on his face where I’m going to score, I’m going to link up, I’m going to do my stuff and I’m going to score.

“He’s got it, he’s got the striker vibe. It’s what Shearer was like. You look at Shearer and you watch him walk into a room, he looks like if there was a goal in this room I’m going to score it. Teddy Sheringham, Michael Owen, Robbie Fowler you look at those players and he’s got that.”

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