Timo Werner: All you need to know about new Chelsea star

New Chelsea boy, Timo Werner is expected to add the cutting edge so desperately lacked last season after arriving from RB Leipzig for £45million. 

A product of Stuttgart’s youth academy, Werner has always had a razor-sharp eye for goal.

Topping the club’s under-19 scoring charts with 24 goals at the tender age of 16 saw him recognised with a Fritz Walter gold medal — a prestigious annual award reserved for Germany’s finest young talents.

He went on to became Stuttgart’s youngest ever senior player and goalscorer in 2013-14, emerging as a talismanic figure in the side before moving to Leipzig in July 2016.

Under talented young boss Julian Nagelsmann, Werner took his game to the next level.

Operating as a deep central striker, his intelligent link-up play and terrifying pace translated into 78 Bundesliga goals and 32 assists in the last four seasons.

As Werner, 24, embarks on a new chapter in England, the forward seems confident his upward curve will continue.

In his first official club interview, he spoke highly of Chelsea boss Frank Lampard.

The German international said: “We talked a lot about the system, how he [Lampard] wants to play and sees me playing.

“He wants to help me not only as a player but as a guy. It’s a very good fit and I’m very happy to be here.

“The style of the Premier League is very fast and my speciality is that I am really fast, so I think it is perfect for me to play here.”

Although it is not yet clear how the new-look Blues will line up, Werner has shown himself versatile enough to adapt his game when needed.

Recent successes have come alongside a physically imposing strike partner, which may lead Lampard to team the talented newcomer with Olivier Giroud or Tammy Abraham.

Yet Werner’s speed makes him equally capable of a wide role, allowing him to cut inside and showcase his lethal finishing.

Whether he can transfer his goal tally from the Bundesliga to the Premier League remains to be seen.

But what is certain is that opposing defenders will work up a sweat when they head to Stamford Bridge.

Fine stats of Timo Werner and facts

Age: 24

Position: Striker

Nationality: German (29 caps, 11 goals)

Former clubs: RB Leipzig (159 apps, 95 goals), Stuttgart (103 apps, 14 goals)

Key attribute: Pace

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