Chelsea new star Ben Chilwell likens forward to Premier League duo
Chelsea new man Ben Chilwell has reckoned that the Blues have a top quality forward in Timo Werner, and that he is already on the level of two other Premier League strikers.
The German striker completed a move to Chelsea from RB Leipzig for £47.5 million during the summer.
After a relatively tough start, the German now has eight goals in 12 appearances.
Werner is now looking like a true Chelsea striker in the making, and the money they paid for him is looking like a good deal.
The forward has lightning pace and he has the ability to create plenty of chances for other team-mates, also being able to win penalties for his side, as well as being able to dispatch them himself.
His teammate Ben Chilwell has been impressed by the German, claiming that even after just a few months, he is already up there with the best in the Premier League.
Speaking with SoccerAM, Chilwell claimed "I'd already say he's up there with them two [Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy]. He can definitely go on to be absolutely world-class for a long time for the next 10 years or so".
"I think when you look at his age and how prolific he is in front of goal, even now his start to Chelsea he’s scored a lot of goals already. Just in front of goal he’s so good."
He was then asked why he compared Werner to Kane and Vardy, and he offered a simple explanation for his reasoning.
"He has similar characteristics to both Vards and Harry to be fair," also adding that "In terms of running the channels and how quick he is it’s similar to Vards."
"With Harry his link-up play and his finishing is similar. He's definitely in a category with them two."
Chelsea are currently fifth in the Premier League, scoring the most goals in the whole league (20).