Frank Lampard outlines where it’s going wrong for Timo Werner at Chelsea after penalty miss

Timo Werner had the perfect opportunity to net for a second FA Cup game in a row late on against Luton Town but missed a penalty that would have put the hosts 4-1 up at Stamford Bridge.

The German has been struggling badly in front of goal of late, his strike against Morecambe in the last round was his only goal in his last 16 outings for the club.

He stepped up after being bundled over in the box by Jordan Clark with four minutes of the game remaining but saw his strike from 12-yards parried away by Luton stopper Simon Sluga.

A clearly anguished Werner yelled to the heavens after his match as his barren run in front of goal carried on. He also had a goal ruled out for offside after coming on as a substitute against Leicester City in midweek.

Those two moments sum up the 24-year-old’s struggles since the last international break and Frank Lampard, who has publicly backed the £47million signing from RB Leipzig in the summer numerous times, said he will lift the striker up off the floor.

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“With Timo I’m disappointed for him,” Lampard said of the German’s penalty miss.

“He gave a lot to the performance today. He was a threat behind, his link up with Tammy, his link up with people around him, it’s just one of those things.

“When it’s not going for you, it can happen. I missed penalties, I know the feeling.

“I know he will feel despondent, maybe now and the last few minutes of the game, but he shouldn’t be. It’s my job and his teammates’ job to lift him and he will be fine.

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“It was almost a sign of what’s going on for Timo at the minute, it’s not quite dropping for him. But there will be a time when he takes penalties without thinking about it and hits the back of the net without thinking about it.

“At the moment that’s not quite the time…


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