Frank Lampard told Timo Werner’s best position following Chelsea transfer

Former RB Leipzig assistant manager Jesse Marsch has told Chelsea and head coach Frank Lampard that they need to deploy Timo Werner as a left-winger if they are to see the very best of him at Stamford Bridge.

After months of speculation about the German’s future, Chelsea won the race for the 24-year-old last month after triggering the release clause in his Leipzig contract.

Werner became the Blues’ second signing ahead of next season, following in the footsteps of Ajax midfielder Hakim Ziyech, who agreed to seal a move to Stamford Bridge back in February.

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Ever since Chelsea announced that they had won the race for the Germany international, there has been plenty of debate as to where Lampard, who is still keen on adding Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell and Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz to his squad, will field him, with some suggesting that he would be best suited drifting in off the left-flank, whilst others believe he is better suited to playing the role as an out-and-out striker.

However, if Lampard and the Blues’ supporters want to see Werner live up to his hefty price tag, then playing him on the left-wing is the answer to the conundrum facing the Chelsea boss.

According to Marsch, now in charge of Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg, Werner will be at his most dangerous when coming inside onto his favoured right-foot.

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“He likes to drift to the left and then come in with his right,” Marsch told the Bleacher Report’s Football Ranks podcast. “He can drag the ball [out wide] and cross it or come across the goal as well.

“He’s also good at finishing crosses from the right side when he’s attacking in the box, but he’s also good in the middle and he’s good on the right, too.

“I think if you’re playing with two strikers, which is what we did often at Leipzig, we gave them freedom…