GRAEME SOUNESS took aim at Timo Werner and claimed Frank Lampard would still be Chelsea manager if the striker had ‘done the business’ for him.
The German striker arrived in a big-money move from RB Leipzig last summer but has struggled to find his form at Stamford Bridge.
He has failed to score in 14 Premier League matches – a miserable return that contributed to Lampard’s sacking last month.
Despite his lack of goals, Werner did grab two assists for Chelsea last night as they defeated Sheffield United 2-1 for a third straight win under new boss Thomas Tuchel.
But even that failed to impress ex-LIverpool manager Souness, who claimed the 24-year-old should be providing more for the Blues.
Souness told Sky Sports: “I’m yet to be convinced. Chelsea are a team that’s full of really good players with big technique.
“They get into the last third time and time again and they will wonder what he is doing. They need more from him.
“Put it this way, if he had done the business, Frank would still be in a job.”
Tuchel was a lot more complimentary about the forward last night, saying: “When he plays like this we are very happy. It is a big step forward.
“He won a penalty against Tottenham and again today so we are very happy. If he continues like this the goals will come.”
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After helping Chelsea climb to fifth and a point off fourth-placed Liverpool, Werner accepted he has to ‘keep going’ in order to end his barren run.
Werner said: “For myself, still no goal but it’s good to see I can help the team with other things at the moment.
“I am happy when we win and when I can make two assists but as a striker you want to score.
“It’s a long time for me now, I haven’t gone such a long period in my career but you have to keep going. You have to keep trying to do your best and the goals will come.”
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