Timo Werner has been backed by his manager to regain his goalscoring form.
Chelsea have gone ten games now without a Werner goal, his last coming on November 7 against Sheffield United.
Frank Lampard thinks it is only a matter of time before Werner starts hitting out regularly. His four goals in 16 Premier League outings is a sign of slow start to life in England. Hopefully, the German international can turns around quick.
“In terms of scoring goals, I always found – and I’m not talking for Timo here – that every player goes through tough times in front of goal,” Lampard told reporters.
“The beauty is that he has been getting chances because that is definitely a positive, we know that. I found work on the training ground to be the only way to turn that, simple work on the training ground and repetition of finishing, which Timo is doing now.
“When you work like that, it is a matter of time because his natural attributes will get him in front of goal and get him away from defenders and will get him those chances again.
“If his confidence comes down from missing a couple, that is only natural. It is my job to help him with his confidence and be positive and push in a positive direction and I feel the goals will come.”
Chelsea host Manchester City next and Frank Lampard is under a lot of pressure. His side sits fifth in the table after winning just one game out of their last five.
“I enjoy pressure. If I didn’t, I wouldn’t have got back into this. I would have walked away at the first chance and that’s something I’d never do,” Lampard said.
“That doesn’t mean you’re as happy as when you’re on that 16-game unbeaten run and that’s normal. But it does make me focus absolutely. You learn more in defeat and tough moments.
“It’s head down time. Head down and work. And not consider the table too much. We know we’re there or thereabouts.”