German internationals have had problems since moving to Stamford Bridge, but have the support of their manager
Frank Lampard insisted he had no worries about Tim Werner and Kai Havertz, with the Chelsea manager confident the summer signatures would prove to be great additions for the Blues.
Werner and Havertz arrived at Stamford Bridge from RB Leipzig and Bayer Leverkusen respectively, but both had difficult transitions to life in the Premier League.
Werner started well and continued a five-goal streak in four games in October and November, but is now in a nine-match streak without finding a goal in all competitions.
The German international came close to breaking the drought against West Ham on Monday as he saw a thunderbolt strike the bar, and Lampard feels the extra work on the training will soon pay off.
“We are always doing additional final preparations in training and I think it is very important to do a specific job for the strikers,” Lampard told Sky Sports. “I never felt you could be free to score weekends if you didn’t work on it all week, so that’s a big part of what we do.
“Timo had a period in which it didn’t go for him, and the strikers are judged by the goals. He comes to the positions very regularly and I feel that once he scores a goal or two, we will see a lot more from him. We work hard in training as well. always. “
Havertz showed flashes of quality, but his season was disrupted by a positive coronavirus test, and Lampard says the German international has been hit hard by Covid-19.
“He just started playing really well when he caught Covid and had pretty severe symptoms with that,” Lampard said of Havertz. “It took him a while to recover, but now he’s coming back to a better place. A talented player, a great young guy with a great attitude.
“I certainly have a lot of confidence that he will be a really great player for the club. It’s important that we stay patient in the short term, but Kai is a huge talent.”
Havertz and Werner will hopefully be involved when Chelsea take over Arsenal at the Emirates at Boxing Day.