£170,000-a-week Chelsea injured centre-forward will be fit for PL clash

Timo Werner has insisted he will be fit to play with Liverpool in Chelsea’s next PL match. The 24-year-old striker made his debut in the 3-1 victory over Brighton and played 90 minutes, chipping in with an assist.

But when conducting his post-match interviews, Timo had a large ice pack strapped to his knee, sparking concerns he had picked up an injury. Asked about his leg, he replied: ‘It was from the penalty.

‘The knee of the goalkeeper hit me directly in the muscle and it went very hard. For the rest of the game, it hurt a lot and I couldn’t do some movements because the muscle went very hard, but in the end, I’m happy that we won. I don’t care about this. We played a good game today, we did well.’

‘I’m happy that I got the penalty because I think it’s very important for our game. Of course, I’ll be fit to face Liverpool. In games like this, you’re always fit.’ Merseyside club were favourites to sign Germany international from RB Leipzig before the Blues hijacked the move.

The Merseyside giants refused to meet RB Leipzig’s asking price, leaving the door open for Chelsea manager to convince Werner to sign for Blues. Werner went straight into the team with Blues top scorer from last campaign, Tammy Abraham dropped.

Chelsea welcome Liverpool to Stamford Bridge on Sunday and Frank Lampard will be desperate to lay down a marker for his much-changed Chelsea side with a victory over the defending PL champions.