Frank Lampard has a decision to make on Timo Werner if he must get the best out of the Blues attack.
Werner had a slightly good start to life in front of goal at Chelsea and he is yet to score in the Premier League. The 24-year-old was one of the top marksmen in Bundesliga in the previous campaign. With 28 goals to his name, he added to the 16 he had in the season before.
However, in England, it hasn’t worked out for the Germany international. Despite looking bright for the Blues in their opening matches, he is yet to find the back of the net.
When Chelsea was awarded their first penalty in the 4-0 victory against Palace, there were discussions between Werner and Jorginho over who should take the penalty. Jorginho is the number one penalty taker for the Blues and is in the 2-0 lead in the second half, it could have been enough to let Werner take it.
Just as it happened, the Italy international took both penalties with Tammy Abraham also not happy that he couldn’t take the second spot-kick.
However, for Werner, some of the frustration might be coming over where he is being played. In the opening game, he was played down the middle and he looked completely dangerous. He ran behind the line and won the penalty.
Since then, he has been pushed out wide with Kai Havertz leading the line in one game and Abraham in the last two league matches.
Certainly, Werner has the ability to play in the second role he was given. Bearing in mind injuries to Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic meant the Blues were short of two wingers.
Nonetheless, with the two players back, there are chances Werner might move into the role which could well suit him.