- Frank Lampard believes a player's character is as important as his football skills.
- When the boss spoke to the striker, he knew he would be huge for Chelsea as he felt his hunger, drive and humility.
"I asked some people about him," Frank Lampard said of Timo Werner, quoted by the Blues' official website. "We had a player who was on loan at Leipzig last year, Ethan Ampadu, which was an obvious connection. There are easy ways to look into player’s lives in the modern day with social media and all of that.
"To me, the biggest factor is you can always hear things second or third-hand about how somebody is, but it’s not until you speak to them and get that interaction going that you start to have that feel for the person and their hunger and their drive, and how they are and their humility.
"When I did speak to Timo, I felt that from him instantly. What I’ve seen from him on the training ground is a low-maintenance player, which I love. He just wants to train and work and give everything which is a huge plus for the team.
"Timo has shown that already, I’m sure it’s not changing, and I’m sure that’ll be a big part of the successful career I truly believe he will have here as a Chelsea player."
Werner made his official debut for Chelsea in the Premier League opener against Brighton. The striker didn't score; however, he was one of the best players on the pitch and earned a penalty for the Blues' first goal.