Timo Werner reveals Lampard told him Chelsea plan to challenge for Premier League title and opens up on life in London

NEW Chelsea signing Timo Werner has revealed Frank Lampard wants to mount a title challenge next season.

Werner, 24, made the move the Stamford Bridge from RB Leipzig this summer in a £53million deal.

Chelsea finished fourth last season, but Lampard has shown he wants more this season with a host of new signings.

Speaking to Chelsea's official website, Werner said: "The work with the manager recently has been really good.

"He’s been showing and explaining to the whole team, not just me, what we can do on the pitch and how to improve on last season.

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"He’s been great to work with and he’s been discussing his plans for the future, and how we want to battle with teams like Man City and Liverpool.

"I think Chelsea is a big club and with this team that we have, I think we can reach a new level.

"We have some very good players here and the manager is there to show us the way, and help us improve.

"We’ve worked a lot on tactical things, as well as our strength and fitness, to make sure we are ready for the start of the season."

With the move to Chelsea being Werner's first venture away from German football, he has said help of two new team-mates has been key.

German speakers Antonio Rudiger and Matteo Kovacic have been helping the striker bed in his new country.

Stuttgart-born Werner noted: "Having someone who can speak German always helps, and also Kova can speak German too, so he’s helped me settle in.

"They have helped me around the training ground but also in explaining to me where is good to go for dinner, where is good to live, things like this.

"I didn’t know London very well, I’d only visited a few times, so it was really important to have two guys like this helping me settle in."

 

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