Werner exposes the tactics of Southampton manager

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Chelsea play host to Southampton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon, as Frank Lampard will welcome the Saints.

For Timo Werner, he’d be up against former manager Ralph Hassenhuttl, who was his manager for two years at RB Leipzig, before joining Southampton in 2018.

Werner has now revealed the system of play Hassenhuttl employs, and he knows how to exploit the system.

“The style Hassenhuttl wants to play in Southampton is exactly the same style he wanted to play at Leipzig when I was there,” said Werner.

“I nearly know what he wants to do and what his plan is, but he has a really good team. I saw his team in some games, they are very strong and we have to be careful in the game because they are very dangerous.

“On the other side, they defend high which could give us some chances where we could maybe go for our game because we are a team who always can press high or make fast counter-attacks.

“I think it will be an open game where we have to defend very well, and when we do this we will have chances to make turnovers and play our game.”

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