‘It’s my fault, am feeling guilty’- Timo Werner finally reveals why he’s guilty of Lampard’s sacking

Chelsea striker concedes that his failure to deliver the goods in the final third played a part in the club legend’s dismissal earlier this year

Timo Werner has admitted feeling “guilty” over the sacking of Frank Lampard, who he believes would still be at Chelsea if he had delivered the goals.

Lampard was relieved of his managerial duties at Chelsea on January 25 after a disastrous run of results that saw the club slip out of the title race.

Werner, who joined the Blues from RB Leipzig last summer, was guilty of squandering clear chances during that period and has now taken a portion of the responsibility for Lampard’s dismissal.

Werner said: “When you come here to play as a striker and be the man to score the goals, of course, I felt a little bit guilty that I missed so many chances,” the German striker told Sky Sports.

“For the club, for the old manager but also for me because I want to score all the time and as much as I possibly can.

“Of course, if I’d scored four or five more goals maybe the old manager would still be here because we’d maybe have won two or three games more but you can’t look too much into the past because there are too many games ahead of us.”