Chelsea have among the most prolific strikers in the Premier League this year but recent reports claim they are trying to strengthen this area of the group this month.
Given a vote of confidence going into the new campaign when Frank Lampard handed him the No.9 jersey, the 22-year-old has grabbed the chance with both hands.
With Harry Kane’s fitness a large concern for the approaching summer tournament, there is a real possibility that Abraham could find himself not only in Gareth Southgate’s squad for Euro 2020 but in the starting XI.
At first glance, including a centre-forward should not be on the peak of the West London club to-do list.
Those links have intensified over recent times with Werner showing that playing in the top flight of English soccer interests him.
The23-year-old told German paper Bild: “The Premier League is unquestionably the most fascinating league, you must say. There’s a certain flair to seeing the English league and playing there.”
But it has since emerged that the prior VfB Stuttgart man does not need to go somewhere he will not be the first option.
In Bavaria, he would be fighting with Robert Lewandowski to spearhead the assault. What’s more, based on Bundesliga specialist Raphael Honigstein, the German champions have withdrawn their attention.
Manchester United have been connected with the RB Leipzig No.11 previously but Ole Gunnar Solskjær today Seems to be in on Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial. There’s also the small matter of Werner wanting to play Champions League football, something not currently available at Old Trafford.
Chelsea can provide him first-team soccer and they are playing in Europe’s elite club competition. And while the Blues seem to be in a great place when it comes to closing third possibilities, players like Werner do not often come up in the marketplace.
Under Julian Nagelsmann, the prior left-winger has exploded this year. Deployed in a brand new role, Werner has adopted it.
“[Julian] Nagelsmann has stated that I will not be playing as an out-and-out striker for him as such but more of a fictitious 9,” the striker revealed.
“It’s encouraged me to improve and create myself, even if we come up against oppositions that sit deep.
He has responded with goals. And plenty of them. He has also upped his shot average to 4.61 while his traces in the penalty area have risen from 6.98 to 8.65. Werner has shrunk last year’s total of goals scored with his feeble foot, also, showcasing how clinical and inconsistent he actually is in the box today.
Werner’s release clause, considered to be about the 45million mark, makes him a possible bargain. Abraham is impressing this year but this is his first at the top level. There is no guarantee that he can replicate this for man if he can’t, Chelsea are with no goalscorer in their positions.
He’s outperforming his anticipated goals average, as all elite forward do, and he is taking over three shots per 90. That shows he’s not only running hot and his kind of output is sustainable. He is fairly accurate with his efforts, too, landing close to 44 percent of them on goal, a little behind Werner’s 53 percent.
But Werner has a history of performing at the very top. He has scored 68 goals in 110 looks since the change to the Red Bull Arena. He is netted at the Bundesliga and he is fairly prolific for his nation. You know you are getting goals in regards to Werner.
Abraham has scored but only 18 of those 75 goals he has bagged have come from the Premier League. He could prove to be another Kane however a group of Chelsea’s standing does not have to take such risks.
The wise move is to sign Werner and see how it goes.
But if Abraham’s form dips — as it sometimes does with young players — Chelsea would not shed ground at the peak of the table. It is apparently a win-win for Lampard and his staff if they spend large to land the RB Leipzig talisman.