CHELSEA have announced the signing of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig.

The striker will join the club in July after finishing the Bundesliga season.

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As a mad Chelsea fan, I am over the moon with this signing. When we were first linked with signing Werner, I was more than sceptical.

In recent years I have grown used to seeing the likes of Danny Drinkwater, Tiemoue Bakayoko and other underwhelming signings arrive that have ended up flopping at the club.

So to see Werner’s name linked, reminded me of peak Roman Abramovich and the days when he attended an England Euro 2004 match alongside new boss Jose Mourinho in order to scout Steven Gerrard and Wayne Rooney, who he was deadly serious about buying.

Since those golden days, we haven’t quite got our recruitment right.

But now with Frank Lampard at the helm, who is blatantly being backed entirely by the board, the regeneration Roman Abramovich is back; bigger, bolder, and better.

Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner appear to be just the start of a summer of spending money on top class ready-made players.

With Petr Cech and Lampard himself having a massive say in which players the club goes for, we are in safe hands.

Werner is definitely ready-made; he is the whole package all ready to go.

We don’t need to wait for him to develop in a couple of years time, he is a player coming into his peak in the next 2-3 years.

This signing marks a real show of intent by the club and announcing to the rest of the league that they are back, ready to challenge for titles again, and they aren’t messing about.

Werner brings everything you need from a modern day forward, especially one to play in Lampard’s high intensity system.

The German international has pace, power, and a real eye for goal. He also brings Lampard some needed versatility.

He is likely to play a lot as a wide forward/inside forward, on the left of a front three, or as a main striker. This is what he brings you.

So with that said, the concerns about Tammy Abraham’s progress being stunted, is actually quite the opposite.

For starters, every club needs great competition in every position, so if Abraham reacts in the right way, he will use this signing to drive himself and prove his worth even more.

But I actually believe we will see them both in the same starting eleven quite often, a lot like Nicolas Anelka and Didier Drogba did for Chelsea in the early 00s.

Anelka was a similar style forward to Werner, and he thrived more as a second striker playing with more width, and playing off of the more target man-like Drogba.

Werner and Abraham can emulate this.

Adding Werner goes a long way already to helping Chelsea become title challengers even next season, with a lot depending on how they recruit for the rest of the summer.

But at points this season we have seen Lampard’s Chelsea create attack after attack, but failing to get that vital goal, or really go ahead and finish teams off.


With Werner being added, this instantly improves the attack.

Lampard spoke publicly about his attack needing to show more finesse, Werner is the epitome of finesse.

This is the pinnacle of a statement signing, a real marquee arrival that will give a massive boost to Lampard, the players, and the fans.

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