Frank Lampard has been forced to play down comparisons between misfiring striker Timo Werner and former Chelsea flop Fernando Torres.
Both forwards arrived at Stamford Bridge for a similar fee, with Torres coming from Liverpool back in 2011 for £50million.
The Spaniard had been a huge hit at Anfield, but never reproduced the same form in a blue shirt during his four-and-a-half year stay.
Despite his troubles, Torres still added the Champions League and Europa League to his list of achievements but his period at the club seemed to be one of constant struggle in front of goal.
Werner is now suffering the same problems, having netted just once in his last 15 matches for Chelsea, but Lampard backed his No.9 to find his goalscoring form.
"All players will experience it in their career. All eyes are on and it becomes magnified," the Chelsea boss said. "I need to work with him on it.
"I'm not comparing him to anybody. Everybody is different, Torres had difficult times here but won the Champions League.
"All we need to do is create the best environment to get the best out of Timo. You must repeat, keep working and he needs to keep his head down and focus, I need to give him positivity."
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Frank Lampard's team made waves during the summer by splashing over £250million to bring in the likes of Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Hakim Ziyech, Edouard Mendy and Thiago Silva.
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Lampard's faith in Werner has waned in recent weeks, as he took the German international out of the firing line for the matches against Aston Villa and Fulham.
Werner's sole goal in his barren run was in the FA Cup win over League Two Morecambe which fell in between, with his overall tally now at nine goals in 26 appearances in total for Chelsea.
By contrast, Torres' record when he left the club stood at 45 goals in 172 appearances.
The rumours doing the rounds that Chelsea are now eyeing a new striker will do little for Werner's confidence, either.
What is the solution to Werner's goalscoring problems? Have your say below.
According to The Athletic , Chelsea are looking to bankroll a move for Borussia Dortmund hitman Erling Haaland.
The Norwegian youngster, 20, has a £66.6m release clause in his contract, though that does not come active until 2022.
In the meantime, Chelsea could look to snap up Haaland early for a higher fee, which would appeal to ensure they are not dragged into a bidding war the following summer.
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