- Frank Lampard guided Chelsea to a 3-0 win over West Ham United in the Premier League
- The tactician has expressed confidence in Timo Werner who has not scored in nine games
- Lampard says the German is being feared by opposition and that he needs more time
Following Timo Werner’s goal drought in as much as nine consecutive matches for Chelsea, team manager Frank Lampard has stated that he is confident the German striker will return to his scoring form.
Lampard reiterated his commitment and support for Werner and believes the £53million striker is still 'scaring teams'.
The summer signing failed to score in the 3-0 win over West Ham on Monday night, December 21 with Tammy Abraham netting a brace to compliment on Thiago Silva’s first-half strike.
Werner who has misfired in his previous eight games also missed a sitter in the cause of the match amid wide speculations that the striker is not good enough.
Lampard said after the game as cited in Dailymail:
“I'm not worried. Every striker will want to be scoring goals, it's what they ultimately get judged on and that's why Timo was a great acquisition for us because of the level of goals he's scored in the last few years.
“He's a player in a new league and we have to give him time to settle but he's getting positions regularly, he's scaring teams and giving them a problem.
“It's not quite going in for him at the moment but the moment that changes then we'll see goals from Timo Werner for sure.”
Only recently, ex-Chelsea winger Joe Cole says Werner must work on his finishing, adding that he is not convinced of the striker’s prowess since his arrival at the Stamford Bridge club.
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.
Cole says Werner should make way for another striker as the team needs to freshen up ahead of Christmas fixtures.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that after West Brom managed to win just one game in their last 13 Premier League fixtures, team manager Slaven Bilic was relieved of his duties on Wednesday afternoon, December 16.
The 52-year-old tactician was booted out of the club after 18 months in charge, despite returning them to the English top-flight last season.
Bilic saw his side battle to earn a precious point at Manchester City on Tuesday night, December 15, but despite that, he was fired.
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