Timo Werner has revealed that his new manager Frank Lampard is ambitiously plotting a title challenge at Chelsea after an impressive transfer window for the club.
The Germany international has been one of a number of high profile arrivals at Stamford Bridge so far this summer alongside the likes of Thiago Silva, Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell and Malang Sarr, while Bayer Leverkusen starlet Kai Havertz is also expected to join in the coming days.
The Blues have made up for lost time following their enforced transfer ban last summer and will no doubt be hoping to build upon a solid 2019/20 season that saw them secure a Champions League spot after a respectable fourth-placed finish.
With Chelsea legend Lampard now in his second season at the helm, Werner says that the club are looking to challenge the likes of Manchester City and last season’s runaway champions Liverpool: “The work with the manager recently has been really good,” Werner told ChelseaFC.com.
“He’s been showing and explaining to the whole team, not just me, what we can do on the pitch and how to improve on last season.
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“He’s been great to work with and he’s been discussing his plans for the future, and how we want to battle with teams like Man City and Liverpool. I think Chelsea is a big club and with this team that we have, I think we can reach a new level.
“We have some very good players here and the manager is there to show us the way, and help us improve. We’ve worked a lot on tactical things, as well as our strength and fitness, to make sure we are ready for the start of the season.”
The former RB Leipzig hotshot also explained how both Antonio Rudiger and Mateo Kovacic have helped him settle at the club, with ‘Agent Rudiger’ having been involved in convincing Werner to join Chelsea.
“Having someone who can speak German always helps, and also Kova can speak German too, so he’s helped me settle in. They have helped me around the training ground but also in explaining to me where is good to go for dinner, where is good to live, things like this.
“I didn’t know London very well, I’d only visited a few times, so it was really important to have two guys like this helping me settle in.”