Chelsea’s Werner fears eased after Germany striker developed flu-like symptoms

Timo Werner is fit and ready to play in Germany's Nations League clash against Switzerland despite a fitness scare.

The Chelsea striker was a substitute for his country's 2-1 win over Ukraine on Saturday after missing the 3-3 draw with Turkey last week.

Reports emerged of Werner developing flu-like symptoms which of course is a real concern given the current climate.

But it seems any fears have been allayed with coach Joachim Loew confirming the 24-year-old is back to full fitness.

“Timo Werner is back to full strength and there are no weaknesses,” the Germany boss said. “He is available.

“But we have small question marks. Draxler has Achilles problems, Halstenberg is dealing with adductors and Klostermann has knee problems.”

Werner arrived at Chelsea for £48million in the summer, in what was seen as a real transfer coup.

But the German has so far failed to hit the ground running.

Werner scored 34 goals in 45 appearances last season but has only notched one in five under Frank Lampard.

And  he's not the only German signing who has struggled at the club.

Kai Havertz joined Chelsea from Bayer Leverkusen for £75.8m but, barring one hat-trick in the Carabao Cup, he has only one assist in four Premier League appearances.

Lampard can't afford injuries to either player as he hopes they find their feet.

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