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Lampard confident Timo Werner will snap out of his slump ... eventually

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But when?

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No one has scored more goals for Chelsea in history than Frank Lampard, and no one has scored more goals for Chelsea this season than Timo Werner. But right now, it feels like the latter has about as much of a chance of scoring as the former, who can’t even play.

Werner may have technically ended his drought last weekend, against fourth division Morecambe, but his last Premier League goal came over two months, ten games, and 688 minutes (11+ hours) ago. It looked like he would put an end to that dry spell as well in the closing minutes of last night’s match, but he put his shot wide of the post after being sent clean through 1-v-1 by Christian Pulisic.

It’s the type of chance that goes in 9 times out of 10 when you’re in-form, and goes wide 9 times out of 10 when you’re not. Unfortunately, Werner remains firmly in the latter camp.

And the only way to leave said camp Hotel California is to keep trying to check out.

“If you don’t score as regularly as you want ... those are goals I’ve seen him score many times, that’s his bread and butter going through like that and scoring. It happens, he has to just keep working, that’s the only way out of it. We’ve all been there if you’re a goalscorer. It will go in for him, because he’s high quality.”

-Frank Lampard; source: Sky

As the eternal Aaliyah once said, if at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try again. Werner’s been doing a lot of dusting, that’s for sure.