Lampard ´very happy´ with Werner´s fast start at Chelsea

Lampard ´very happy´ with Werner´s fast start at Chelsea
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Lampard ´very happy´ with Werner´s fast start at Chelsea

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. 

“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.

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“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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