Timo Werner feels adapting to the Premier League has already helped him improve as a player during his short time at Chelsea.
The German striker has made a decent start to life at Stamford Bridge, scoring eight times in 12 appearances since his £53million summer switch.
It took Werner a little time to get going though, drawing a blank in his first four Premier League games.
But after finally getting up to speed, the 24-year-old believes he has already made two key improvements to his game thanks to the new style of play he's been faced with.
"Teams use long balls more often in England but obviously you get stronger when you’re playing against strong opponents," he explained to Chelsea's official website .
"You see space differently and that helps in the national side too.
"It does differ as the coaches have different ideas of how to play football but I’ve definitely got more used to the physicality."
Werner's form has certainly caught the eye of other Chelsea figures, too, with fellow new boy Ben Chilwell comparing him to prolific Premier League strikers Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy.
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"I’d already say he’s up there with them two and he can definitely go on to be absolutely world-class for a long time for the next 10 years or so," Chilwell told Soccer AM .
"I think when you look at his age and how prolific he is in front of goal, even now his start to Chelsea he’s scored a lot of goals already. Just in front of goal he’s so good."
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Werner has now joined up with the German national squad for their Nations League fixtures against Ukraine and Spain, having missed Wednesday's win over Czech Republic.
And he returns to old stomping ground on Saturday for the Ukraine clash, which is being held at the stadium of his former club Red Bull Leipzig.
"I’ve really been looking forward to coming back here," Werner added. "It felt a little like I was coming home after being on holiday. I always like returning to Leipzig so international games here are always twice as special for me."
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