Frank Lampard insisted that Timo Werner was not frustrated by his goal of nine drought matches at Chelsea.
German striker Werner has admitted that he has been “struggling” in recent weeks, despite initially warming up for life at Chelsea and the Premier League.
The summer recruit from RB Leipzig of 53 million pounds did practically everything, but he achieved the victory in the victory of West Ham of 3: 0 on Monday.
And Blues boss Lampard remains confident that Werner will quickly return the blow to goal-scoring form.
“I talk to him all the time, but I don’t feel frustrated,” Lampard said.
“I think it’s clear that as a striker you want to score goals regularly, as he did in his career.
“But at the same time, every attacker has moments when the ball doesn’t fall for any reason.
“The positive thing is that he gets chances in games, he uses his attributes to get into the box, he gets chances, so he’ll come.”
Chelsea will face Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Boxing Day, before hosting Aston Villa on Monday, December 28th.
The Blues could be without injured defenders Reece James and Ben Chilwell, with Lampard admitting the duo is “suspicious” for both matches.
Chilwell has an ankle problem and James a knee problem, which will likely fill Emerson Palmieri, Marcos Alonso and club captain Cesar Azpilicueta with full-backs in both quick games.
While Werner drew the gaps in front of the goal late, Lampard admitted that he still hits the target when it comes to his attitude and application.
Welcoming Werner’s sincerity in acknowledging his recent struggles, Lampard defended the rapid striker’s continued contribution at Stamford Bridge.
“Honesty is a good thing, whether taken in the right context or not, I’m not always sure,” Lampard said.
“We long for honesty and then sometimes we stick to every word.
“I don’t think Tim’s underestimation is the right feeling.
“I know he wanted to come here and achieve success, I know he understood the rigor of the Premier League.
“The fact is that there are different challenges when you are here in action.
“So I don’t think you can talk so much about it until you’re here.
“He talks about his experiences and, as I said before, he has a lot of chances and he will score a lot of goals for us.”