Frank Lampard has confirmed that Tammy Abraham has competition coming his way and that the England international is aware of the same. Chelsea have just announced the signing of Timo Werner and speculation has already begun about where the German international would fit into Chelsea. Werner is an extremely versatile player who can play in a number of positions. He has been predominantly used on the left wing by Germany, but he is utilised as a striker, number 10, or false nine by RB Leipzig.
Abraham has been the undisputed number one for Chelsea during the 2019-20 campaign. It is a transformation for a player who has spent the last three seasons on loan at Bristol City, Swansea City, and Aston Villa. Abraham has certainly repaid Lampard’s faith so far. Even when Olivier Giroud’s contract was extended a few weeks ago, the Frenchman was expected to remain as a backup for Abraham. Now, Lampard has given hints that Chelsea may end up with a different formation once Werner comes in the squad.
According to Goal.com, Lampard said: “Yes, I have spoken to Tammy before on the idea of competition and I don’t feel the need to have to address every player after one comes in at a club like Chelsea because that’s what it is about.
“It has been about that in its most successful years in recent years in the Roman Abramovich era mainly. Tammy has had a really good season for us and he has to sustain and improve on that because at Chelsea we have demands.”
It remains to be seen how Abraham will take Werner’s presence in the squad. The 22-year-old has been in contract negotiations for several months, but he has not signed a new deal. Abraham’s contract with Chelsea runs out in the summer of 2022.