Not bothered — Werner gives his verdict on Lukaku signing

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Timo Werner had a decent debut season for Chelsea last term, after moving from RB Leipzig for a fee of £47.5m.

Werner was involved in most goals for Chelsea last season but he didn’t score much, as he only netted six Premier League goals all campaign.

Chelsea have gone on to spend big bucks on Romelu Lukaku, and one could wonder how it would affect Werner.

The German has now admitted that he’s looking forward to the signing of the big Belgian and revealed that he’d love to play behind the big striker as he did during his time with Leipzig.

Asked if he is fazed by Lukaku’s pending arrival, Werner told Sky Sports: “He’s probably one of the best three strikers in the world at the moment, no question.

“I don’t think we need to say too much about him. He’s a world-class striker who will benefit any team.

“I certainly think at Leipzig it always helped me having a big striker alongside me.

“I think that’s always good because I’m not the biggest and when you play on your own up front you obviously always have the attention of one or two brawny defenders.

“It’s a good new weapon to have in our game when you know that if you play a long ball he’ll hold it up. And then the fast players around him can set off. I think that’s good for any team.”

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