Chelsea have had bad luck in terms of finding quality and reliable strikers in recent years. Whilst Diego Costa did score some memorable goals for the club, he did not respect and ended his time at Stamford Bridge on a bitter note.
Alvaro Morata came in and failed to live up to expectations. This was what prompted the club to sign Olivier Giroud from Arsenal in January 2018. Giroud has surpassed expectations. He was never expected to be a match winner but has turned out to be that.
The Blues roped in Timo Werner from RB Leipzig ahead of this season. Werner developed into one of the most feared German forwards during his time in the Bundesliga and there was hope that he could finally be the long-term successor to Chelsea club legend Didier Drogba.
Granted, Werner is only 24-years-old and this is the first time he is playing in England. English football is vastly different to German football in terms of the style of play and it may take him time to adapt to his new surroundings.
Werner has been struggling for goals recently
However, he has thus far managed just four goals for the Blues from 14 Premier League games and he has failed to find the back of the net in his last nine games. This has not been a total blow to Blues manager Frank Lampard as Giroud has been scoring goals whilst Tammy Abraham also struck a double in the club’s 3-0 win over West Ham last weekend.
Lampard has said that he is not too concerned about Werner’s struggles.
“Yes, I am not worried on that front. Every striker will want to be scoring goals and that’s what they ultimately get judged on. That’s why Timo was a great acquisition for us because of the level of goals that he has scored for us over the last few years,” the 42-year-old said as per Football.London.
“So, again, I will say it is a player in a new league who needs time to settle. That’s not the whole story with Timo, he is getting into positions regularly, scaring them and giving them a problem. At the moment, it is not quite going for him but that moment will change if he keeps working hard and we will see goals from Timo Werner for sure.”