Frank Lampard issued Timo Werner advice as Chelsea star eyes first league goal

Frank Lampard will be given some tactical pointers on how to use Timo Werner – by his opponent this weekend.

Chelsea fought a tough battle to prise the German striker away from RB Leipzig, with Liverpool and Manchester United interested.

But it was the Blues who prevailed – however, Werner has not hit the ground running just yet in the Premier League.

He has yet to score in the league, though he did net a fine goal against Tottenham in the Carabao Cup.

Werner will likely start against Southampton, where he will face his former manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.

The Austrian was in the hotseat at RB Leipzig for two years before taking the job on the south coast.

And he knows all about the prowess of Werner and is sure he will be rattling in goals soon.

"I hope [I will get to speak to him] but hopefully not to congratulate him for a goal," Hasenhuttl said.

"He was fantastic for me in his first year, scored plenty of goals.

"I have worked with a lot players and he is one of the quickest and he is really hard to defend against.

"He is getting a more complete striker now and is learning a lot.

"He is a good striker for Chelsea and he is only happy when he scores, so I hope he is unhappy after the game."

It has been a mixed start to the season for the Blues, who have won twice in the league but also drawn one and lost one.

Lampard spent over £200m on players in the summer to raise expectations around Stamford Bridge.

But it has been proved difficult getting the squad to gel properly after a number of injuries.

Hakim Ziyech has yet to play, but is set to make the bench against the Saints and could make his debut.

Ben Chilwell's start was delayed by a foot injury while Edouard Mendy is the latest to be on the sidelines.

The Senegal international, signed from Rennes to compete with Kepa Arrizabalaga in goal, suffered a thigh injury on international duty.

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