Lampard ´very completely satisfied´ with Werner´s quick begin at Chelsea
Frank Lampard is thrilled at how Timo Werner has tailored at Chelsea after the ahead scored two first-half penalties in Wednesday’s 3-0 Champions League win over Rennes.
Werner scored the opener within the tenth minute after being introduced down by Dalbert, who was then dismissed for a second yellow card after dealing with inside the world, permitting the 24-year-old to lash dwelling his second.
Tammy Abraham added a 3rd after the break as Chelsea moved onto seven factors on the summit of Group E, degree with Sevilla.
The 2 penalties have been Werner’s solely pictures at purpose, whereas – from his place on the left of a entrance three – he additionally did not create any probabilities for his team-mates.
Nevertheless, regardless of a comparatively subdued show, the brace took Werner onto seven targets in all competitions following his arrival from RB Leipzig for a reported £47.5million.
Lampard mentioned the deal’s completion in June, which allowed Werner to affix the Blues for pre-season coaching, has been essential to his spectacular begin.
“That he might prepare with us early was an enormous bonus for us,” he advised a information convention.
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“He’s adapting rapidly and he’s been straightforward to handle. He works and performs nicely. I felt he had the endurance to final 90 minutes. I’m very proud of him.”
Lampard additionally confirmed Werner – who additionally scored from the spot in opposition to Krasnodar final week – is now the membership’s first-choice penalty taker, changing Jorginho.
“I spoke with Jorginho first as a result of he has been sensible,” he mentioned. “I felt it was time to have a change. He was advantageous with that. Timo took them nicely in the present day.
“Timo is [our penalty taker] because it stands now however he has to maintain scoring them.”
Werner’s compatriot Kai Havertz was lacking on Wednesday, with Chelsea asserting shortly earlier than kick-off that the 21-year-old was self-isolating having examined optimistic for COVID-19.
“It confirmed up in UEFA’s testing on Monday,” Lampard mentioned of Havertz’s optimistic consequence. “We re-tested yesterday however everybody else is detrimental within the squad.
“I’ve spoken to him a few instances. He’s at dwelling isolating. He has minor signs however he’s advantageous. I spoke to him two hours earlier than the sport. He’s doing all the correct issues.”
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