Timo Werner’s problem may not even be his position

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Timo Werner’s goals have since dried up for Chelsea, as the 24-year-old has failed to score in his last 12 games for Chelsea.

There has been a case of where his best position is on the pitch, with Lampard having fielded him on the left flank most times this season.

Werner was superb in the 3-3 draw against Southampton where he scored a stunning brace, but when he was returned to the central forward role against Manchester City, he went missing all game.

Football pundit Stephen Warnock has now analysed the Timo Werner situation, and believes that Werner’s problem may even go beyond the on field action.

He said on Sky Sports’ The Football Show:

“What’s disappointing for Chelsea fans was the fact of no striker in the team, putting Timo Werner in through the middle. For me he is not a striker, he is a left-sided player who liked playing there for Leipzig and does it for Germany as well.

“He is not a great link-up player, with his back towards goal, and I think that frustrated Chelsea fans.

“You do get judged on your signings, how quickly they can adapt, and this is a very difficult time to settle in because they can’t go out in the streets and get to know their surroundings, they’re pretty much stuck in their rooms trying to protect themselves from Covid.

“It must be a difficult and lonely time for them. However, players at different clubs have adapted to the situations and for me they must do more.”

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