Werner compared to Didier Drogba

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Chelsea legend Didier Drogba wasn’t a big hit in his first season for Chelsea.

Drogba scored 10 Premier League goals in his debut campaign and 16 goals in all competitions, having played 41 times.

Drogba will eventually end up with a legendary status at the end of his Chelsea career.

Jamie Redknapp has now likened Timo Werner’s case to that of Drogba. The 24-year-old has missed so many good chances since joining the Blues, and his recent miss against Fulham has brought a lot of criticism.

Despite his missed chances, Werner has the attributes of being a top striker, and Redknapp believes he’d eventually come good.

“After 17 games at Leipzig last season, he got 18 goals. His confidence was running through his veins,” said Redknapp on Sky Sports.

“I remember seeing him get in that sort of position and him scoring all the time. You can never underestimate what confidence is like. Frank said something really interesting, the only thing you can do when you’re having a bad spell is to work harder.

“Get a bag of balls in training and practice. He’s got a manager there that did it, he had the best attitude. If he works hard, he’ll get lucky and it can change him. Didier Drogba didn’t hit the ground running at Chelsea.”

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