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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has admitted that Timo Werner is struggling for confidence as his goal drought continues, but has encouraged his misfiring striker to keep working hard in training and turn his form around.
The German has gone 11 games without a goal for the Blues, which has coincided with a downturn in results as Chelsea have won just one of their last five contests.
Having started Chelsea’s first 15 Premier League games this season, Werner was finally dropped from the starting XI, coming on as a substitute in the 1-1 draw with Aston Villa last time out.
The Blues host Manchester City on Sunday and it is yet to be seen whether Lampard will restore the 24-year-old to the line-up, after conceding that his confidence is not good.
“In terms of scoring goals, I always found – and I’m not talking for Timo here – that every player goes through tough times in front of goal,” Lampard said.
“The beauty is that he has been getting chances, because that is definitely a positive, we know that. I found work on the training ground to be the only way to turn that, simple work on the training ground and repetition of finishing, which Timo is doing now.
“When you work like that, it is a matter of time because his natural attributes will get him in front of goal and get him away from defenders and will get him those chances again.
“If his confidence comes down from missing a couple, that is only natural. It is my job to help him with his confidence and be positive and push in a positive direction and I feel the goals will come.”
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