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Most Chelsea fans believe Timo Werner’s lack of goals is due to Chelsea boss Frank Lampard playing the German international on the wings instead of the centre forward role.
The German international was heavily criticised after Chelsea’s 2-1 defeat to Wolves and he has failed to score in eight games.
According to Lampard, Werner’s deployment on the left isn’t the reason for his struggles.
Asked why Werner was playing on the left, Chelsea boss Lampard said: “For different reasons. We had a big reference for a target man [Olivier Giroud].
“Timo for Leipzig and Germany played in lots of roles, so it is not a problem for him to be used there. He can be used across the front three.
“I have players who can play on both sides. Not all, like Hakim [Ziyech] on the right, but Timo and Christian [Pulisic] can play left and right. It can give the opposition a problem. I like to have the option to change it at times.”