Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has said there has been one area he has been working on in training as he attempts to right the Blues ship after a poor run of form.
Chelsea’s run of one win in six matches in the Premier League has seen his side that were sitting pretty in top spot having beaten Leeds United fall down to ninth after a 3-1 defeat to Manchester City.
During their poor run of form, a lot of focus was placed on the shoulders of Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, two players who cost a combined fee north of £120million in the summer from the Bundesliga but were struggling to make an impact.
Both ended droughts in front of goal by netting in the FA Cup victory over Morecambe, a game you suspect they were selected for to find some confidence in front of goal.
Both lived up to their billing in the cup and the task is now to carry it on. Werner is more likely to start against Fulham on Saturday than Havertz is and for the striker, it’s a chance to show that he has regained his form.
Werner has been deployed on the left of the front three as well as through the middle, but the latter is where he is seen to be most effective. With Callum Hudson-Odoi making a strong case for regular starts and Hakim Ziyech back to fitness as well, centre forward appears to be Werner’s to lose at the moment.
Lampard was asked in his pre-match press conference on Friday about Werner playing as a central striker and the manager revealed that their near two weeks on the training ground as a collective has finally meant they have been able to work on something quite specific not just with Werner, but as a team.