Timo Werner coming to Chelsea is definitely good news for fans, but maybe debatable for Tammy Abraham.
Although the 22 year old striker says he is open to Timo Werner’s entry into Chelsea, he is definitely worried about his position on the field and in Lampard’s mind. Will Werner replace Abraham or will Abraham shift to another position? And that’s exactly why Abraham, according to the Atheltic, is still unsure about a new contract with the Blues.
It is most likely that Tammy Abraham might be placed in another position on the field, no longer a striker, since Werner might fill his shoes on that. Even though Abraham has become popular to be employed under Lampard, if Werner delivers better, Lampard won’t have much choice than to replace him.
Jamie Redknapp believes that Abraham “can play in any of the three front postiions”. Redknapp is overall supportive of the Werner move.
“It’s a great signing,” Redknapp said, of Timo Werner.
“They have got [Hakim] Ziyech as well and he looks like a really good signing as well. Frank is building a really good, young side.
“Tammy [Abraham] has done well up front, but he can play in any of the three front positions. I think it just shows that they are doing good things at Chelsea. Frank has done a great job, especially if they get top four.
“If the deal is done without knowing that Chelsea are going to be in the Champions League, then it shows you that he was very impressed with what Frank and Chelsea are doing right now.
“He will probably look at that Chelsea front line, with Willian and Pedro out of contract this summer, and think that he can be a regular in that team.”
However, Tammy knows that the front three positions can be played by others as well – the likes of Ziyech, Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic. Chelsea definitely has more choices than only Abraham, which is something to be worried about.