Timo Werner opens up on new Chelsea role under Thomas Tuchel

Timo Werner has discussed a positional change under Thomas Tuchel which he believes will get the best out of him.

The German has struggled for form since joining in the summer from RB Leipzig.

His compatriot will be keen to get him firing again and has begun playing him in more of a number 10 role.

Rather than Werner playing as a winger, he is being deployed in a slightly more central position which gives him more variety.

And the 24-year-old has found the switch beneficial as Tuchel begins to gets his ideas across.

"Every manager is different in how he wants us to play," Werner told the club's official website.

"He gives us a lot of ideas. Now I play as a left number 10, not a left winger, so I have more space for my runs in the middle and can play behind a striker, or with a number 10 behind me as a second striker.

"So it’s very good for me and I think there were also good moves from the manager in the last two wins."

Tuchel has won three of his four games as Blues manager and remains unbeaten.

Chelsea's latest success came at Sheffield United and although Werner didn't end his goal drought he was content with his contribution.

He added: "Overall I think it’s a good win for us. It was very difficult, the whole game, against a very good high-defending Sheffield United and we are very proud that we win, continuing on from our last wins.

"For myself, again no goal, but it’s good to see that I can help the team with other things at the moment and I’ll keep going.

"I’m happy when we win and when I can make two assists like today that is also good, but as a striker you want to score.

"It’s a long time now for me, I haven’t had so long a period without a goal in my career before, but you can’t do anything against this.

"You have to keep going and try to do your best on the field and the goals will come."

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