Timo Werner is one of the several players to have joined Chelsea this summer as Frank Lampard builds a squad capable of challenging for the title.
Werner admits Chelsea ‘probably won’t’ win the Premier League or Champions League this season, despite spending over £200 million on transfers this summer.
According to Werner, Lampard will build a title-winning team over time just as Jurgen Klopp did at Liverpool.
“We have to be honest with ourselves and say that we probably won’t win the Premier League or the Champions League this season,” Werner 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.”