Chelsea have been struggling to score goals and have won only one game in their last five, drawing one and losing three which led to Frank Lampard potentially losing his job having spent over 200 million pounds in the summer. Players like Werner and Mount were not able to score and start signing Kai Havertz was on the outside looking in, not getting to play and not being able to find his best position.
The three of them were on the scoresheet in the 4-0 win against League Two side Morecambe going into the next round. Timo Werner ended a 13-game goal drought and Kai Havertz stopped a run of 15 matches without a shot and it’s a massive confidence boost for the German duo, and also a breath of fresh air and a bit of breathing room for Frank Lampard who has been under scrutiny lately.
Frank Lampard post match : “What we can’t ask the youth of this squad sometimes is to be absolutely consistent and be killers, like other players in the league are in terms of the numbers they produce and consistently produce,” Lampard said in his press conference at Stamford Bridge.
“That will come for our lads but at the moment their contributions are good. I mean killers in the best possible terms and I hope people know what I mean. We have a lot of young players with a lot of potential, who are coming through and of a young age.
“However the players at the top of the Premier League are scoring week on week and winning year on year, and at the ages of 27, 28, and are very established and they produce week on week, with big numbers. Players at that stage expect to be producing at those sorts of levels. So, for us, there’s work to be done to get to the levels where hopefully we can jump to challenge those teams.”
I’m pleased for Timo to score because strikers want to score goals, he’s had a lot of near misses in that time. He’d been getting into positions to score goals but they hadn’t been going in for him. So I was pleased to play him today and for him to get confidence and get a goal. He gets his goal and that’s important. With him and Kai coming into the Premier League, some of the greatest Premier League players have needed time to settle to the league. And it’s a nice little step for both of them.”
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