Lampard sends message to Werner after scoring just 8 goals in 21 appearances for Chelsea

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Chelsea forward Timo Werner has been widely criticised since his £53million arrival in the summer, after managing just eight goals in all competitions so far in 21 appearances.

Ahead of Saturday’s Premier League game against Arsenal, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has backed Werner to rediscover his goalscoring form.

Lampard said of Werner: “I talk to him all then time and I don’t sense frustration, as a striker you want to score regularly because you get judged, hes done it regularly in his career.

“Every striker has patches and moments when the ball doesn’t drop for you for whatever reason.

“The positive thing is he’s getting chances in games and using his attributes to get in the box, to show his speed, so they’ll come.

“Honesty is a good thing, I know he wanted to come here and be a success.

“It’s just a fact that when you’re here in action it’s different challenges, so I don’t think you can talk about that much until you’re here. He understood the rigors of the Premier League.

“He’s getting lots of chances and he will score a lot of goals for us. With Tammy [Abraham] I’m pleased also, he has to keep working and keep progressing.

“Last season was a real breakthrough for us in terms of being a no 9.”

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