There was no Premier League (PL) debut goal from Timo Werner against Brighton & Hove Albion on Monday night, but Frank Lampard was a contented man as Chelsea opened their campaign with a 3-1 at the Amex Stadium.
Lampard was happy with Werner’s performance and he is hopeful that the German forward can shake off a leg knock in time for Chelsea’s league encounter against champions Liverpool on Sunday.
It was Werner smart movement that drew a foul from Brighton’s goalkeeper Mat Ryan for a penalty, which Jorginho converted for Chelsea’s first goal with a Reece James piledriver and a deflected Kurt Zouma shot completing the 3-1 win.
“I love the way Timo pops up in different areas. He’s not a frontman who attaches to centre-backs so much. Sometimes he can start from a little bit deeper, but when he goes, he goes,” said Lampard.
The Germany international joined the ‘Blues’ from RB Leipzig. “He took a knock when he won the penalty which we hope is a dead leg. I would like to think if it is that we have a bit of time to get him back (for the Liverpool game).
“I was really pleased with Timo. I know the qualities he’s going to bring we saw that with the speed to get the penalty. He’s going to be a real threat.”
Werner revealed that he was in pain during the game but has no doubts he would be fit to play against Liverpool.
“For the rest of the game it hurt a lot and I couldn’t do some movements because the muscle went very hard, but in the end, I’m happy we won,” Werner told Sky Sports.
“I don’t care about this. For games like those (against Liverpool), you’re always fit,” added the 24-year-old.
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By FARPost Reporter