Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign Timo Werner and coach Frank Lampard will have to adjust his squad to make room for the German striker.
Chelsea have reached a deal to buy Timo Werner for a fee of £ 53 million. The arrival of the German striker will force coach Frank Lampard to adjust the squad.
Timo Werner established himself as one of the Bundesliga’s top performers after spending four years with RB Leipzig before coming to Chelsea.
Timo Werner is going through his best season with 30 goals and 12 assists in 38 matches in all competitions, bringing RB Leipzig to 91 goals in 152 appearances. As for the German team, he boasts 11 goals in 29 matches.
Werner’s greatest strength is the ability to finish effectively. Since moving from Stuttgart to RB Leipzig at the beginning of the 2016/17 season, only Robert Lewandowski has scored more goals than him in the Bundesliga.
This season, Chelsea have had many successes with 4-3-3 tactics and this could be Lampard’s favorite squad in the near future when they buy both Ziyech and Werner.
At RB Leipzig, Werner repeatedly played wide as a left wing striker. He has good speed, technique and ability to finish and dribble into the middle to coordinate or direct the shot.
Coming to Chelsea, Werner can completely fill the position of Eden Hazard and coordinate well with Tammy Abraham.
In this scheme, Timo Werner will kick a little lower but still be an extended player on the left. He teamed up with Mason Mount and Hakim Ziyech to become a trio to support striker Tammy Abraham.
This formation gave Lampard coach more options in terms of personnel because Werner can also play well in the number 9 position. If Abraham cannot play, Werner can completely play as a striker to Christian Pulisic or Callum Hudson-Odoi on the left.
This scheme was not used by Lampard coach at Chelsea because the 3-man defense is often less reliable.
If that happens, Reece James and Cesar Azpilicueta will take on the role of winger, attacking on the defensive to help Werner and Ziyech can wholeheartedly focus on the offensive mission.
In addition, Lampard coach can also use the 3-5-2 or 4-4-2 scheme if combining Werner and Abraham to become Chelsea strikers.