Frank Lampard confident Timo Werner will end Chelsea goal drought

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Frank Lampard believes Timo Werner claims mental strength to overcome his Chelsea goal drought.

Germany striker Werner has scored eight goals for Chelsea since his £ 53 million summer switch from RB Leipzig.

The 24-year-old has now played eight games without a Blues goal in all competitions, and has missed several great chances.

Chelsea’s boss Lampard praised Werner’s resilience, however, despite the recent barren spell he was carrying to be able to keep his confidence high.

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Frank Lampard, pictured, has thrown his support behind Chelsea striker Timo Werner (Clive Bruncil / PA)

“Any goalkeeper would like to score regularly is the simple answer,” Lampard said.

“But they have to have the mental toughness and confidence to go through periods, because everyone will go through them, absolutely every striker.

“There has not been one striker in the history of the world who has managed to score game-in, game-out for a long career.

“There is no problem on that front. He needs to be assured, he needs to get in those areas, and those goals will come without a doubt. “

Chelsea will host West Ham on Monday night, with the Blues returning victorious after a consecutive Premier League defeat with a bid.

With his last Chelsea strike in a 4–1 win over Sheffield United on 7 November, Werner would be itching to return even in the middle of the goal.

Werner has painted both to the left and through the middle in Chelsea’s attack since making the switch to west London.

Lampard emphasized that Werner is comfortable playing right in front of the front line, and also in a slightly retracted role.

Lampard emphasized the best route to maximize Werner’s potential and the Blues squad have to continue to deploy him across the attacking spectrum to face various challenges.

“It’s on him for various reasons,” Lampard said.

“When we do not have a large reference to the target person, I am asked why I am not playing Olivier Giroud or Tammy Abraham.

“So it’s the same with the other way around all the time. With Timo, for Leipzig and Germany, he played at number nine, on the other side and a short time behind.

He said, “So he has played in all those roles wherever he has been, so I don’t think that’s the problem for us. He can be used in different roles in that three front.”

Travis M. Andrews
Travis M. Andrews is a features writer for The Washington Post. He joined The Post in 2016 as a reporter for Morning Mix. He was previously a travel and culture editor for Southern Living magazine, a contributing pop culture reporter for Mashable and the Week, and a contributing editor for the Syfy blog Dvice. He also has freelanced for magazines, including Esquire, GQ and Time. He is the author of the coming book "Because He's Jeff Goldblum," a semi-rumination and semi-ridiculous look at the career of the enigmatic actor and an exploration of the shifting nature of fame in the 21st century, to be published in November by Plume.