Will Timo Werner transfer make Chelsea challengers for Liverpool and Man City? Big Debate

Will Timo Werner transfer make Chelsea challengers for Liverpool and Man City? Big Debate

Ben Pringle

The signing of Timo Werner represents a huge stride forward for Chelsea in their plans for a squad overhaul, but the job is far from finished.

Frank Lampard still has plenty of work to do in order to assemble a team capable of challenging for the Premier League title – most notably in defence where a left-back and a centre-back are still required.

However, Werner’s goals will ease the pressure on Tammy Abraham and the potential acquisition of Kai Havertz in addition to the incoming Hakim Ziyech would give the Blues a formidable frontline.

Currently it looks a case of Chelsea setting up to outscore the opposition, but the all-guns-blazing approach is not sustainable across an entire campaign when rivals are rock-solid at the back.

Konstantinos Lianos

Chelsea are in line to stand out as the winners of this year’s summer transfer window as Europe’s other heavy bidders are highly unlikely to splash the cash due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The Blues have proven to be smart and lucky as they completed the signing of Hakim Ziyech in February before the pandemic brought the world to a standstill.

The fact that the west Londoners made no additions in the last two transfer windows also worked in their favour as they saved a lot of money as well as income, which allowed them to sign Timo Werner, and a potential Champions League qualification could permit them to make another major coup.

Chelsea are starting to look like serious title contenders but, as always, it will all depend on how well Ziyech and Werner adjust in the Premier League and click with the rest of the squad.

If the two forwards play the way many of us expect them to then Frank Lampard’s men will pose as a major threat to the competition especially if we consider that Liverpool are unlikely to make any expensive signings and Manchester City will struggle to keep players and buy new stars if their Champions League ban isn’t reversed.

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Published at Thu, 18 Jun 2020 15:28:00 +0000