Timo Werner

Timo Werner is expected to bring the cutting edge to Chelsea, which was so badly missing last season since joining from RB Leipzig for £ 45 million.

A product of the Stuttgart Youth Academy, Werner has always had a razor-sharp eye for goal.

Topping the club’s under-19 scoreboards with 24 goals at the tender age of 16 saw him awarded with a Fritz Walter gold medal — a coveted annual prize reserved for Germany ‘s finest young talent.

He went on to become Stuttgart’s youngest ever senior player and goal scorer in 2013-14, emerging as a talisman figure on the side before moving to Leipzig in July 2016.

Under talented young boss Julian Nagelsmann, Werner took his game to the next level.

Operating as a deep central striker, his intelligent link-up play and terrifying pace translated into 78 Bundesliga goals and 32 assists in the last four seasons.

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As Werner, 24, embarks on a new chapter in England, the forward seems confident his upward curve will continue.

In his first official club interview, he spoke highly of Chelsea boss Frank Lampard.

The German international said: “We talked a lot about the system, how he [Lampard] wants to play and sees me playing.

“He wants to help me not only as a player but as a guy. It’s a very good fit and I’m very happy to be here.

“The style of the Premier League is very fast and my speciality is that I am really fast, so I think it is perfect for me to play here.”

Although it is not yet clear how the new-look Blues will line up, Werner has shown himself versatile enough to adapt his game when needed.

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Recent successes have come alongside a physically imposing strike partner, which may lead Lampard to team the talented newcomer with Olivier Giroud or Tammy Abraham.

Yet Werner’s speed makes him equally capable of a wide role, allowing him to cut inside and showcase his lethal finishing.

Whether he can transfer his goal tally from the Bundesliga to the Premier League remains to be seen.

But what is certain is that opposing defenders will work up a sweat when they head to Stamford Bridge.

Timo Werner facts and stats

Age: 24

Position: Striker

Nationality: German (29 caps, 11 goals)

Former clubs: RB Leipzig (159 apps, 95 goals), Stuttgart (103 apps, 14 goals)

Key attribute: Pace

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