Lampard moved on, when asked, to consider the danger of a high-profile arrival at a big club having difficulties at the start and whether that can then lead to a downward spiral.
‘I don’t want to compare him [Werner] with anybody because if we narrowly compare him with some Chelsea signings I think it will be the wrong way, everybody’s story is different. Fernando Torres had difficult times here but came away winning the Champions League and being a pivotal player in that run to winning it, so I don’t think we should compare too much.
‘All we need to do here at the moment, Timo and myself and his team-mates around him, is to create the best environment to get the best out of Timo, which means firstly himself working hard. When you see the chance he missed the other day, that is just about repetition on the training ground.
‘Everyone will go through those patches whether you repeat it a thousand times or not, but when you are in that moment you must repeat and keep working, and then he also needs support and help around him and he needs to keep his head down and focus.