Chelsea evening headlines as brilliant Frank Lampard claim made and Timo Werner transfer update

Here are your Chelsea evening headlines for Saturday, April 18.

Tammy Abraham’s brilliant Lampard claim

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has said that Blues’ head coach is the “perfect manager” for the club.

The former midfielder returned to Stamford Bridge in the summer after the departure of Maurizio Sarri who joined Italian giants Juventus.

Despite his relative inexperience, Lampard has earned praise for the job he has done at Chelsea so far, and Abraham is the latest to laud his boss.

See what he said here .

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RB Leipzig chief delivers Timo Werner update

RB Leipzig chief executive Oliver Mintzlaff has said that he has had no contact from Liverpool or Bayern Munich regarding the future of striker Timo Werner.

The German forward is thought to be a wanted man this summer after impressing in the Bundesliga, with Chelsea, Liverpool and Bayern Munich the clubs most heavily linked with the player.

“Neither Jürgen Klopp nor Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has contacted me,” Mintzlaff said. “First and foremost, we are happy that we managed to extend his contract until 2023.

“We continue to believe that we remain a very good place for Timo Werner to develop as a German international.”

Full story here .

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