Frank Lampard says he is ‘not worried’ by Timo Werner’s goal drought and insists the Chelsea striker is still giving opposition problems and ‘scaring’ teams.
Werner arrived from RB Leipzig during the summer with a burgeoning reputation but has yet to replicate that form since moving to the Premier League, scoring just four league goals in 14 appearances and failing to find the net in his past nine appearances in all competitions.
The Germany international was once again out-of-sorts during the 3-0 win over West Ham on Monday night and has snatched at opportunities in recent fixtures, whilst the 24-year-old has often been utilised in a wide position with Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham preferred centrally.
Werner has shown his ability to stretch sides, however, and has registered four assists alongside his four Premier League goals so far, and Lampard admits he is unconcerned by the player’s recent drought and believes the floodgates will soon open for the summer signing.
“I’m not worried,” Lampard said at his post-match press conference.
“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.
“That’s the period Timo is in. It’s unfortunate but he’s getting in the positions – when one goes in it will be a run for him.”