Timo Werner reveals Chelsea players’ concerns before Frank Lampard sacking

Timo Werner admits Chelsea players had become worried under Frank Lampard (Getty)

Timo Werner has revealed that Chelsea’s players were becoming concerned over their Premier League position towards the end of Frank Lampard’s reign.

Chelsea opted to sack Lampard last month following a run of five defeats in eight Premier League games.

After an encouraging start to the campaign, a drastic drop in form over the winter period saw Chelsea fall out of the top four.

In his statement after Lampard’s departure, Chelsea owner Roman Abaramovich described the team’s situation as ‘ mid-table without any path to sustained improvement’.

And Werner admits Chelsea’s players had become alarmed by where the team were heading.

‘If we go back three or four matches, when the manager was not yet here, we were nine or ten points behind the top four,’ Werner told Chelsea’s 5th Stand app.

Frank Lampard was sacked after Chelsea went on a run of five defeats in eight Premier League games

Frank Lampard was sacked after Chelsea went on a run of five defeats in eight Premier League games (AFP via Getty)

‘We watched the table and were like, ‘oh, it might not be so good at the end of the season’.

‘Now we are really good, back in shape, and I think if we keep going like this we can put more pressure on the other teams.’

Thomas Tuchel has guided Chelsea to three consecutive wins in the Premier League following the 2-1 victory over Sheffield United on Sunday.

Werner, who is without a goal in 14 Premier League games, provided both assists in Chelsea’s latest win.

And Tuchel is confident that ‘the goals will come’ for the Germany international.

‘It was a brilliant run to assist the first goal,’ Tuchel said of Werner.

‘It was a good decision to go around the goalkeeper for the second one. It was a foul and he got us the decisive penalty again.

‘I could feel that situation at Tottenham gave him a boost. I could feel him stronger and stronger every day. Today I could really feel him on the pitch. He was in the game mentally and physically. And he was decisive, that’s the most important thing.

‘If he continues like this the goals will come, I am sure.’

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