Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola tells Frank Lampard where to play Timo Werner

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Chelsea forward Timo Werner has failed to his RB Leipzig heights since joining Chelsea in the summer.

He has now gone 12 matches without finding the net for the Blues.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has mostly played Werner out wide this season but played the German international centrally against Manchester City on Sunday.

Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola has urged Lampard to play Werner out wide with either Olivier Giroud or Tammy Abraham playing centrally.

“I think Werner has got very good qualities, unbelievable qualities but in my opinion he plays best when he’s got a lot of pitch in front of him, when he has to attack the space,” Zola told talkSPORT.

“The problem with Chelsea is that there many times you play a team that is defending deep; that is a different matter and in that case players with the ability of Olivier Giroud or Tammy Abraham, they can do better in that contest.

“So if you want to play Werner, maybe it’s right to play him in the wide areas.

“Also I think it’s down to Timo to work and also be effective when the spaces in front of him are less and work as a team.

“This could be a strength for Chelsea, because if you’ve got many players with ability you have to understand very well the abilities of the players and use them differently in the games, because not every game is the same.”

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