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Frank Lampard told he’s not using Chelsea star in his most “lethal” position

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has been told Timo Werner is a more effective attacking player when he’s used centrally.

The Germany international mostly played as a more traditional centre-forward at previous club RB Leipzig, but he’s often been shifted out wide onto the left-hand side during his time at Chelsea so far.

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Lampard again used Werner out wide against Sheffield United yesterday, with Tammy Abraham preferred as the central striker in the Blues’ attack.

Former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is unconvinced by this strange tactical decision, however, as he talked up how lethal Werner can be when he plays a more regular striker’s role.

The Dutchman was a clinical striker for Chelsea himself during his playing days, so you’d think he knows what he’s talking about here and Lampard might do well to take his words on board.

Speaking after Chelsea’s win over Sheffield United, Hasselbaink made a point of discussing Werner in particular.

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Where should Timo Werner play for Chelsea?

“He knows where the back of the net is,” Hasselbaink told Premier League Productions, as quoted by the Metro.

“I like him in the centre of the pitch. In the centre, that’s where he’s lethal.

“When he’s coming from the left, he doesn’t have that technique of beating players and being clever.

“When he plays on that shoulder, he’s lethal.”

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8 Comments

  1. Adaga Felix says:

    I believe you Jimmy only Lampard know what he is doing to TIMO. No good and intelligent coach will play TIMO as a winger and Abraham who is an amateur in the middle.what for?

    1. sampson says:

      sometimes before you criticize something or someone you should at least look at the situation. lampard bought timo to play centrally, the situation right now doesn’t favour that. paulisic is injured, u need someone to feel in at the left wing so why not use timo there and Abraham up top? u might say he could use odoi there and timo up top, but when you look at the experience of timo out in the wing and Abraham playing as the number nine, you should know he made the right choice.

  2. Beloved Samuel says:

    Lampard should know that Werner is more dangerous when he play as a centre forward than as a winger. Odoi plays better as a left winger than on the right side. Why does Chelsea always play back pass, always going back. Among 2,3,4,5,6, they make games boring and poor.

    1. Emmanuel says:

      I believe you, Lampard should start using our players in their rightful position. Every star player will not play at the same time. For Abraham he should be coming from bench for now till he marsure enough to Leed the line.

  3. Paul Homewood says:

    Timo played most of his football at Leipzig last season the left.

  4. wanjala abiud says:

    What is being discussed is definitely true….am also not able to enjoy the game wen Werner is played on the left wing…..let the likes of ziyech….odoi and Pulisic play on the wings

  5. joseph oche says:

    that is true lampard should start our player in their favorite position.

  6. Kene says:

    A New formation should be tested. 4-2-2-2. Because Tammy Abraham is a fantastic talent. With creativity from ziyech and Kai Havertz , it might work.

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