Chelsea star Timo Werner will be ‘unhappy’ with Premier League start claims ex-boss

Chelsea striker Timo Werner will be unhappy with his start to life at Stamford Bridge because of his lack of goals, according to Southampton boss Ralph Hassenhuttl.

Werner became the most expensive German player of all time this summer when he set Chelsea back £53million from RB Leipzig.

The forward had made a name for himself over in the Bundesliga, scoring 28 goals in 34 league appearances last year.

He was targeted by Liverpool, but Frank Lampard and Marina Granovskaia acted quickly to swoop for him after the Reds balked at his release clause.

Werner has failed to find the net in his first four Premier League games since his big-money move to England, but has looked impressive.

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Lampard has played the forward in different positions, playing him through the middle against Liverpool and Brighton before putting him out on the left wing against West Brom and Crystal Palace.

He managed to score his first competitive goal for the Blues against Tottenham in the Carabao Cup, but Hassenhuttl believes he’ll be unhappy with his lack of firepower in the league.

Hassenhuttl will come up against his former charge on Saturday as Southampton host Chelsea, and the former Leipzig boss heaped praise on the 24-year-old.

He said of Werner: “I have worked with a lot players and he is one of the quickest. He is really hard to defend against.

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“He is getting a more complete striker now and is learning a lot.

“He is a fantastic signing for Chelsea and he is only happy when he scores, so I hope he is unhappy after the game.

“They haven’t seen the best of him yet, at Chelsea, in his first games.

“He has only scored one goal, I think, in the [Carabao] cup.

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“It would be a mistake to reduce Chelsea to just Timo, though, they have plenty of other good players in the squad.

“I hope I get to speak to him [this weekend] but not to congratulate him on a goal.

“I know this player very well. I had two fantastic years with him.

“We brought him in from Stuttgart for small money.”

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