Former Chelsea midfielder Gus Poyet believes Timo Werner and Tammy Abraham have the ideal qualities to strike up the perfect partnership in an attempt to bridge the Blues’ gap to the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City.
After weeks of rumours and speculation, the Blues completed the signing of RB Leipzig striker Werner last week, triggering the release clause in his contract.
His arrival will most certainly add a new lease of life to Chelsea’s forward line, as head coach Frank Lampard looks set to add a wealth of quality to his squad this summer.
Whilst Werner is renowned for his goal-scoring record, which has shone brightly in Germany over the past few years, he is also capable of playing on the left of a front three, playing the role as architect, with his Bundesliga assists tally for this season currently standing at eight.
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Werner’s versatility has raised question marks about where Lampard may use him as his main position, with the 24-year-old facing competition from Olivier Giroud and Abraham to spearhead the attacking line.
However, former Blues star Poyet believes that both Werner and Abraham have their own qualities to strike up a deadly partnership.
“They can definitely play together because he’s been playing, in his team, with the big fella up front. So, it’s not new for him,” Poyet told talkSPORT.
“It’s just a matter of the system you play and how you prefer to play. I think it’s options. For any manager to have different options is very important.
“I think Tammy has done very well and I hope he finishes the season in the same way because that’s the best way to give somebody a decision to make. You’ve done your best and then it’s down to Frank Lampard to pick.”
On the qualities Werner, specifically, will bring to the table, Poyet continued:…