Chelsea signing Timo Werner has opened his goal scoring account for his new club much to manager Frank Lampard’s delight after three games without a goal.
Germany international Werner, 24, scored the opening goal in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham in the League Cup on Tuesday, before they lost on penalties.
In June, Chelsea announced it had signed Werner for a lucrative 47.5 million pounds fee on a five-year contract from RB Leipzig after scoring 95 goals in 159 appearances for the German club.
Despite his excellent scoring record, Werner hadn’t hit the ground running in England, winning two penalties in previous matches but not scoring, with Chelsea hoping Tuesday’s goal opens the floodgates.
“Delighted for Timo, a great goal,” Lampard said post-game.
“He had another couple of chances. He’s one of those players who’s feeling his way in.
“He makes a lot of good runs. We need to find him more when he makes those runs. He needs to work out his teammates and vice versa.
“I’m delighted for him to get his goal. We’ll see a lot more of that.”
Werner stayed on the pitch for the full 90 minutes but was cramping towards the end - with no extra-time in the League Cup - and didn’t take a penalty in the shootout where Mason Mount’s failed spotkick decided the contest.
“He’s very tired at the end,” Lampard said about Werner.
“Timo reckons it’s a challenge for him coming here and playing these sorts of games that the Premier League and these cups bring.”
Lampard added that Mount would recover from the disappointment of hitting the post with his penalty which cost the Blues.
“I dont think it should be a shattering blow,” Lampard said.
“It is a disappointing night to get knocked out of the Carabao Cup, but Mason will have many more nights for this club and his country when he will play in games with huge importance on them and he will be the deciding factor in a positive way.
“He has my support at all times, and the teams and everyone around him. You miss a penalty and it is a collective when you get this far in a game like this.”