Former Chelsea and Netherlands striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink wants Chelsea boss Frank Lampard to play German forward Timo Werner more centrally to get the best out of the striker.

The striker who arrived from Leipzig in the summer as part of Frank Lampard’s plan to overhaul the attack has been used more recently from the left as part of Chelsea’s front three, and Hasselbaink thinks the striker is more suited playing through the middle.

The German striker has scored eight goals and provided three assists in all competitions for Chelsea this season and Hasselbaink thinks he would have been more lethal centrally.

Speaking to the Premier League production after Chelsea 4-1 win over Sheffield United on match day eight he said, “He knows where the back of the net is,”

“I like him in the centre of the pitch. In the centre, that’s where he’s lethal.

“When he’s coming from the left, he doesn’t have that technique of beating players and being clever.

“When he plays on that shoulder, he’s lethal.”

To be fair to Lampard, during Timo’s time in Germany with Leipzig, he was very successful playing alongside another striker, and with the amount of crosses coming into the box from the likes of James, Ziyech and Chilwell, it can be seen why Lampard favors playing a natural number nine, especially in certain games.


Written by- Ehiaghe Lewis (@lewiskid90)

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