Lampard tipped to sign powerhouse striker that would be perfect for Chelsea and Werner

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard needs to sign his very own Emile Heskey in order to help his underperforming squad, according to Tony Cascarino

Following a 2-0 defeat to Liverpool, Chelsea embarked on a 14-game unbeaten run in all competitions which propelled them to the top of the table, But they’ve struggled to maintain that form over the past few weeks with only one win in their previous five matches.

Timo Werner was signed by the Blues during the summer transfer window, and big things have been expected of the young German, who has had an inconsistent start to his life at Stamford Bridge in the opening weeks of the new season.

Cascarino likens Werner to Michael Owen during his days at Liverpool, but believes Chelsea need to sign someone like Heskey in order to help Werner find some form: “It’s a tricky one, because I’ve seen a lot of Werner and when he was at Leipzig he played alongside Poulsen who is a big centre-forward, and he played off the left of him and thrived,” he told talkSPORT.

“It’s a bit like Michael Owen; Michael Owen without Emile Heskey was never going to be the same player.

“Michael was blisteringly quick but had not the greatest of touches, but he always fired goals when he had a big lad beside him to take the pressure off him.

“Werner is exactly the same to me; he is blisteringly quick, his touch is not exceptional, he’s technically not bad but not great… he can’t play centre-forward on his own.

“He just can’t, because he can’t lead a line or bring players into play. He has to play off the left side of someone.

“The surprising thing for me on the substitution was when Giroud came off [against Villa], you have to put Tammy Abraham on if you are going to put Werner on, because he has to play off the left side.

“The problem Frank has is that [Christian] Pulisic was probably Chelsea’s most dangerous forward and he looked very lively and always wanted to get on the left. Pulisic is a better left-sided player than Werner in the way Chelsea play.

“It’s one of Frank’s biggest challenges he has got over the next few games.”

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