Lampard finally reveals where he will play Timo Werner

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Since signing Timo Werner from RB Leipzig, the German striker has predominantly featured on the left side of attack for Chelsea.

However, in the last two games against Manchester City and Morecambe, the 24-year-old was deployed in a more central role.

It didn’t work out fine for Werner against City, but he found the net in the game against Morecambe.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has again hinted that he’s set to give Werner an extended run of games as a centre-forward, although he made it clear that the man already nicknamed as Turbo Timo can play in multiple roles across the frontline.

“With Timo through the middle, it is an area of the pitch that he clearly likes to start from,” he said.

“In Leipzig and for Germany he has played centrally. He has played on the left, he has played as a lone striker and he has played as one of two strikers, so I certainly see how there is room for manoeuvre in terms of how you can use Timo.

“When he plays centrally, we pride ourselves on being a hard-working team off the ball which means sometimes a lot of pressure high up the pitch and it is very normal for Timo and others who have come into this team in forward areas to take some time to get used to what my idea is, and what team-mates’ ideas are, because they haven’t had working time on the pitch, no doubt about that.

“That can only be done at full pace in training to really work on the high press. That is why these last two weeks have been useful.”

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