Lampard plans Werner pep talk as striker flops again for Chelsea

Timo Werner has only scored four Premier League goals in 15 appearances this season, and his showing at Arsenal worried Frank Lampard. Frank Lampard admitted Timo Werner was just not delivering the goods for Chelsea as the striker’s goal drought reached 10 games in the 3-1 defeat to Arsenal.

The Germany international was substituted at half-time with Arsenal already 2-0 up, and Lampard declared he would have to speak to Werner about his performances.

Werner had one shot blocked and sent another dribbling limply wide, and his overall contribution was a concern for Lampard, who said the team’s attitude in the first 45 minutes was worryingly “lethargic”.

With a passing accuracy of just 57.1 per cent, Werner was struggling to get the simple things right, a worrying position for a player of his proven quality.

He has started all 15 of Chelsea’s Premier League games this season, having joined for a reported £47.5million from RB Leipzig, but has only four goals to his name, plus four assists.

“The goals not going in is something an attacking player will get judged on,” Lampard said. “Today, Timo wasn’t giving us enough with or without the ball.

“With some of it we have to give him time, because it’s a different league, but also we have to get there quickly.

“I’ll have a conversation with him.”

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