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Antonio Rudiger says he will be in “trouble” with Chelsea if Timo Werner fails to perform

The 24-year-old will join up with his new team-mates at the end of the current season, and will hope to produce the same form in front of goal for the Blues as he has on a weekly basis for Leipzig.

The Germany striker has hit 32 goals in 44 appearances for Julian Nagelsmann’s side,, helping them rise to third in the Bundesliga while also qualifying for the Champions League quarter-finals.

And Ruidger, who helped Convince Werner to make the move to Stamford Bridge, has revealed the part he played in luring the frontman after being asked to assess his quality.

He told BILD: “Chelsea asked me for an assessment.

“I have known Timo for a long time. I made a clear recommendation to do everything possible to get him.

“From the next season on he will have to deliver, otherwise I will get trouble from the club afterwards.”

He added: “Although he [Werner] is not a classic penalty area striker, he has a certain robustness

well suited to the toughness of English football.

“Counterattacking may have been more difficult for him at Bayern Munich or with a top Italian team, who are always dealing with opponents who sit very deep.

“Even outside the group of top clubs, many teams try to play positive and attacking football against us.

“This will give him the space he needs and hopefully he can use it as much as he did at Leipzig.”

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