Lampard sends ‘strong message’ to Werner after his huge miss against Fulham

Chelsea striker Timo Werner had a late chance to score for Chelsea against Fulham as he was put clean through on goal, but the Germany international failed to hit the target with his shot.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard insists he’s confident Werner will score goals for Chelsea despite his miss against Fulham.

Asked if Werner is short of confidence in front of goal, Lampard told Sky Sports: “I don’t know, I think it’s normal, I think if you don’t score as regularly as you want, he scored last week in the FA Cup.

“But those are goals I’ve seen him score many a time. His bread and butter is going through like that and scoring and it happens.

“He has to just keep working, it’s the only way out of it.

“We’ve all been there if you’re a goalscorer or a striker, everyone will say the same, get back on the training pitch, [be] pleased you’re getting in there, go again.

“It’ll go in for him because he’s high quality. I was delighted to see him to get through [on goal], he likes to be in those positions, we’re getting him in positions there when he came on and he will score.”