Joe Cole: Former Chelsea star tells Frank Lampard to drop striker Timo Werner

Joe Cole: Former Chelsea star tells Frank Lampard to drop striker Timo Werner

- Joe Cole seems not impressed with Timo Werner’s performance for Chelsea so far

- The former Chelsea star has urged Frank Lampard to bench the German in the coming games

- Chelsea were handed a 2-1 defeat by Wolves in the Premier League with Werner failing to score

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Following Chelsea’s 2-1 loss against Wolves on Tuesday night, December 15, former Blues’ star Joe Cole has urged manager Frank Lampard to drop Timo Werner to the bench in subsequent games.

Joe Cole says the player must work on his finishing, adding that he is not convinced of the striker’s prowess since his arrival at the Stamford Bridge club.

The former RB Leipzig striker landed in the Premier League following a deal worth almost €60million during the summer.

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He has struggled in front of goal in recent matches as his last strike was in their 4-1 win against Sheffield United in November.

Chelsea suffered a second straight defeat as Wolverhampton came from behind to dramatically win 2-1 at the Molineaux with Werner far from impressive.

Joe Cole: Former Chelsea star tells Frank Lampard to drop striker Timo Werner
Joe Cole has urged Lampard to drop Timo Werner to the bench. Photo: John Berry
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Speaking to Amazon Prime via Mirror after the game, Cole says Werner should make way for another striker as the team needs to freshen up. He said:

"I think Werner, when he comes in off that left, he’s very, very dangerous.
"I just think he just needs to brush up on his finishing, but he’s a young striker and he will do that.
"Ziyech and Hudson-Odoi to come back in, freshen it up at some point. Take Werner out, bring him back in.
"It’s a marathon to win a title usually, and certainly this year. You’ve got to use your whole squad. So Werner maybe come out, bring the other lads back in."

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has stated that Manchester United should have handed him more time during his spell in charge at the Old Trafford club.

Spurs boss Mourinho believes he was not given enough time to turn things around for the Red Devils as he had a massive project to return the club to its glory days.

The Special One recently celebrated one year in charge of Tottenham having taken over from Mauricio Pochettino and has started on a bright note in the 2020-2021 campaign.

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