Frank Lampard is rather happy with Chelsea’s acquisition of Timo Werner.
He has praised Werner, saying that he had been following him even before he became manager.
“He’s a player we liked. I’ve certainly followed him for a long time myself, just as a talented player, before I had this job.
“As a club, we went for him, and he certainly will strengthen us in my opinion. He’s got huge talent.
“We worked as hard as we could. I had good conversations with him and he hopefully understands what I want to do here with the club; how we work, how we play – and it seemed like it came across as a really exciting project for him.
“He obviously had some very, very good options. It was very joined up from our end, how we went about it, and we’re just pleased that Timo’s decided to come to us.
When it comes to Hudson-Odoi, Tomori and Loftus-Cheek, Lampard feels confident about the trio.
“With Callum Hudson-Odoi, he had a small injury earlier on in the training process and is not match fit, albeit he’s physically fit now.”
“Fikayo Tomori has got a muscle injury – probably from the stresses of trying to get fit quickly – which should probably keep him out for the next 10 days or so.”
“He’s looking fit. He’s taken part in our training games and he’s worked really hard to get back,” added Lampard about Loftus-Cheek.
“It’s a really difficult injury he’s had and we’ve really missed him this season.