Timo Werner backs Chelsea teammate Kai Havertz as Frank Lampard gives Christian Pulisic injury update

Here is your Chelsea morning digest for Wednesday, November 4.

Werner backs Chelsea summer signing to ‘get better and better’

Timo Werner has claimed Kai Havertz is already one of the best players “in the whole world” after his summer move to Chelsea from Bayer Leverkusen.

The Blues paid £71million to sign the Germany international, who has made a promising start in the Premier League.

And Werner, who also arrived from Bundesliga side RB Leipzig this summer, has backed his compatriot to further improve.

“I know Kai very well and I think he is one of the most talented players in the whole world,” Werner said. “He is a young boy, only 21 and he can learn a lot but he can already play like a very, very old and wise player.

“I think up until now he feels very well here. A bit like me. We have talked a lot about settling in and he feels he is very happy to be here. In a lot of games he has shown what he can do, what he can bring to the team.”

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The striker added: “He is very talented and feels good but he will get better and better.

“Like me he has come to a new country, language and style of football and has to learn. But until now he plays very good and we will see a lot more good games from him.”

Lampard gives positive update on Pulisic injury

Frank Lampard has revealed that Christian Pulisic’s hamstring issue is “very minor”.

The USA international sustained the injury in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Burnley, but a scan has revealed that the damage is not substantial.

Pulisic will miss the Champions League game against Rennes, though he is expected to return soon after.

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