Chelsea supervisor Frank Lampard can be hoping Timo Werner doesn’t proceed his present type in opposition to Tottenham on the weekend.
The London derby on Sunday pits two of the Premier League’s type sides in opposition to one another, however one man hasn’t fairly been on the races for the previous two matches.
Towards Newcastle on the weekend after which within the Champions League going through Rennes, the German ahead seemed like he had left his capturing boots at residence.
Actually, in France on Tuesday evening, talkSPORT presenter and former Blues striker Tony Cascarino believes Werner was off the tempo in most components of his recreation.
The 24-year-old missed a simple likelihood within the fifth minute, skying from simply 5 yards out with the ball placed on a plate by Callum Hudson-Odoi, scored a disallowed header, whereas one other likelihood was saved – however the rebound did end in Chelsea’s winner from Olivier Giroud.
Eight objectives and three assists this season show he’s no dud however the run over two consecutive matches has acquired Cascarino a bit involved.
“Properly, Timo Werner has had a stinker tonight,” Cascarino mentioned on talkSPORT 2.
“His contact has been far and wide. He’s not managed it. All his lay-offs have been given away.
“I actually hope Frank Lampard doesn’t suppose he’s going to play like this in opposition to Spurs on the weekend.”
GIroud was the match-winner, coming off the bench to assist his aspect qualify for the knockout levels of the Champions League.
And Cascarino hailed the Frenchman, who it seems at the moment needs to depart Chelsea for extra recreation time, for remaining skilled and making a huge effect on their season.
“As a supervisor you’ll need a participant to come back on and make a distinction, be an excellent professional,” he mentioned.
“He’s 34 years previous, go and present [us] what everyone knows he can do.
“He acquired one golden alternative and he took it.”
Regardless that he made a key contribution, Giroud continues to be prone to need to give up Stamford Bridge and Cascarino admits his future stays a conundrum, regardless of Lampard’s clear respect for him.
“You by no means understand how a participant goes to react come January, if he feels he’s within the workforce or not.” he added.
“He’ll need extra soccer, there is no such thing as a doubt about that. He gained’t need to go into subsequent yr as a bit-part participant. There’s an excessive amount of at stake for him on the finish of the season.
“Frank desires him to remain as a result of he trusts him. He actually believes he can lead the road. He can do precisely what’s required of a giant centre-forward and different gamers round him profit.”