How will Timo Werner affect Chelsea?

Despite the current circumstances in the footballing world, the merry go round of summer transfers remains one of the main topics discussed between many.  

After the announcement that Timo Werner is an ‘imminent’ arrival at Stamford Bridge, according to various media outlets such as The Athletic and Sky SportsChelsea fans are dreaming of a return to the top of the English, and even European footballing pyramid.  

Head coach Frank Lampard has already added Hakim Ziyech ahead of the new season. The speculation of Kai Havertz, Ben Chilwell and Werner could really take Chelsea back to the top. The latter is the most likely one to arrive in west London as of yet.

What exactly will he add to Chelsea? 

The German international has netted an impressive 31 goals this campaign in only 41 appearances across three club competitions. 31 in the Bundesliga, four in the Champions League and two in the DFB-Pokal

As well as being a natural in front of goal, the number 11 has chipped in 13 assists too, meaning he sits on 44 goal contributions in 41 games. A phenomenal record, one in which Chelsea fans will be drooling at.  

His explosive pace and ability to hit the back of the net will propel Chelsea onto a new level, after Lampard has already voiced his concern on the share of goals throughout the side. The current strikers at Chelsea have mustered 18 goals in 47 appearances this season, thanks to the efforts of Tammy Abraham and Oliver Giroud.  

The former is likely to partner Werner next season and beyond, many Blues fans are comparing the potential partnership of Nicolas Anelka and Didier Drogba, who maintain the legendary status at Stamford Bridge. 

Despite Werner and Chelsea looking like a match made in heaven, there could be a negative to this transfer. With Abraham leading the line at Chelsea, it has pleased the fans to see one of their own take the number nine shirt and thrive.

Could the arrival of Werner affect Abraham? Could it knock his confidence and put pressure on the 22-year old who is serving his breakthrough season? 

It is unknown on how the pair will accompany each other, they could thrive off one another and put in 5-star performances due to the fierce competition. To be successful, there needs to be inhouse battles, friendly competition to determine who makes the 11.  

All in all, the signing of Timo Werner will be superb business from Frank Lampard and the board members above him, such as technical director and club legend Petr Cech, as well as director Marina Granovskaia, who is running the club in the current absence of owner Roman Abramovich, who is having legal issues in entering the country

It is likely that Chelsea will keep strengthening their side ahead of the new season. Receiving the funds from Eden Hazard (£100m to Real Madrid) and Alvaro Morata (around £49m to Atletico Madrid) means they can expand their shopping list. In addition to the revenue of £150m, serving a transfer ban has meant Chelsea have missed out on a year of transfers, something they intend to make up for lost time in the upcoming summer.