Chelsea legend Alan Hudson has declared that new signing Timo Werner is “instinctive” like Eden Hazard and should be given freedom by manager Frank Lampard.

The Blues icon told CaughtOffside: “Werner is instinctive and needs to be left to roam, like Hazard, he has no real position and flits through the game sometimes unnoticed and then will pounce.

“I like him a lot and had he taken his chances at the weekend the Golden Boot is there for him, but it still is, he is a thrilling player with a great eye for goal and can also play the other part of assisting, he is a very clever player, not quite a Eden Hazard but who is?”Timo Werner happy to snub champions Liverpool for Frank Lampard's Chelsea - Eurosport

The German’s versatility has made him a useful asset for the Blues and he has consistently been selected over England international Tammy Abraham.

“If Chelsea are looking to reach not only the top but become a real European force again, Abraham is not the answer, despite scoring goals, because a blind man could score goals in this team because they create so many chances.

“He is a very decent player but to become a force in the Champions League, Chelsea need something better to led the line,” he said.

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