Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has been told by former RB Leipzig coach Jesse Marsch that Timo Werner can play in multiple positions up front.
Werner signed from the German side last month for £54million after another stunning season in which he netted an impressive 34 goals for the German side, a goal-tally that has got many clubs worried in the Premier League.
And ahead of his move to London, Marsch, who now manages RB Salzburg, says that Werner will be able to play with Tammy Abraham, as well as with another forward in a front three if necessary.
“He likes to drift to the left and then come in with his right,” Marsch told the Bleacher Report Football Ranks podcast
“He can drag the ball [out wide] and cross it or come across the goal as well.
“He’s also good at finishing crosses from the right side when he’s attacking in the box.
“But he’s also good in the middle and he’s good on the right, too.
“I think if you’re playing with two strikers, which is what we did often at Leipzig, we gave them freedom to move to the left.
“We built that in tactically so he could find ways to be on the move but dangerous.
“But he could play as a second striker, he could play on the right, he can play in a front three, he can play any of those positions.
“Again, he will work against the ball, he will defend, he’ll work for the team.
“And the other thing that’s so special about Timo is that for a guy who sprints so much in a game, he’s always healthy.
“And that’s unusual, those sprinters that are so aggressive, they pick up a lot of soft-tissue muscle injuries.
“Timo has been incredibly fit and hopefully he can stay that way.”