Frank Lampard has been given perfect template to pair Timo Werner and Tammy Abraham at Chelsea

Chelsea appear to have struck a deal to bring RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner to London once the current campaign is concluded.

The German international is rumoured to have a release clause of £53m which the Blues are more than willing to pay considering he’s managed to score 31 goals in all club competitions this season while also registering 13 assists.

Werner looks set to be integral to Chelsea’s new dawn under Frank Lampard’s leadership, but the 24-year-old’s signature could place one current player under threat.

Tammy Abraham had led the line at Stamford Bridge this season, with 15 goals and six assists to his name from 2,490 minutes in all competitions.

That means the English striker has posted a scoring contribution every 118.6 minutes. Werner, for perspective, boasts one every 74.3 minutes.

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The Chelsea academy graduate is two years younger, but it’s clear to see why his position in Lampard’s team may be at risk.

However, the way in which Werner has been deployed by Julian Nagelsmann at Leipzig this season offers hope for Abraham, as he’s often been used behind Yussuf Poulsen.

Werner is lightning quick and for that reason, he would be used in most systems as a threat in behind by positioning himself on the shoulder of opposing defenders.

He’s quick enough to reach through passes ahead of opponents, which is why he’s suited to presenting a similar danger to Jamie Vardy, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.

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Poulsen is also reasonably fast, though, while being notably more physical than Werner, standing 6ft 4ins. That has permitted the German international to operate as a no.10 or second striker on occasion, behind Poulsen or Patrik Schick, as shown below.

Crucially, Poulsen is vaguely comparable to Abraham. The Englishman is also tall while being quick across the ground for his size, meaning that Lampard could steal an idea from Nagelsmann’s playbook by…