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Chelsea legend believes Timo Werner would add different dimension to Blues’ attack


Chelsea legend Alan Hudson believes the arrival of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig should improve the Blues’ goalscoring exploits next season. The club have relied on Tammy Abraham, Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi for the centre-forward duties this season and the former has been the regular choice to lead the line.

Abraham has netted 15 goals over the course of the current campaign but apart from him, no other player has reached double figures in terms of scoring. Willian has remained the second-best scorer with seven goals this term but he is expected to head through the exit door when his contract expires during the summer.

Speaking to CaughtOffside, Hudson said that Werner has the license to make things happen in the final third of the pitch under Frank Lampard and he should suit the Blues’ style of play with his ability to create chances for himself, he told: “I like the look of him (Werner). They are the two managers, Jurgen (Klopp) and Frank, that he would have suited perfectly as they both give you license to do what you do best, and we can see what he does best – exactly what Chelsea are lacking. He is so positive. He is sharp and you can see he’s hungry for goals and I like the way he makes his own chances whereas many strikers if they don’t get the service struggle.”

Werner has bagged 31 goals during the course of the current campaign and in addition to this, he has provided 12 assists. As a result, he can regarded as the perfect all-round player and his versatility of operating in different attacking positions is another boost for the west London outfit. Werner has largely started as the centre-forward for Leipzig but he has proved successful when playing on the left side of the attack with the German national side.