‘Offered nothing’ – Alan Shearer slams Timo Werner and reveals ‘worry’ for Frank Lampard after Chelsea’s defeat to Arsenal

Alan Shearer slammed Chelsea and Timo Werner after their defeat to Arsenal (Picture: BBC Sport)

Alan Shearer says summer signing Timo Werner ‘offered nothing’ during Chelsea’s ‘worrying’ defeat to London rivals Arsenal.

Frank Lampard’s side slipped to a disappointing 3-1 loss at the Emirates on Saturday to ensure they have now lost three of their last four matches.

Alexandre Lacazette and Granit Xhaka scored first-half goals for the Gunners and Bukayo Saka added a third for the hosts after half-time.

Tammy Abraham scored late on but it proved merely a consolation goal as Arsenal clinched a surprise victory to move up one place to 14th in the Premier League table.

England legend Shearer says Werner ‘offered nothing’ against Arsenal, having been removed at half-time by Lampard.

The Germany striker has now gone ten goals without scoring for Chelsea and Shearer believes the Blues’ lack of creativity will ‘worry’ Lampard.

‘They lacked creativity,’ Shearer said on Match of the Day.

Werner struggled during Chelsea’s defeat to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)

‘It wasn’t until the 85th minute where they had an effort on target.  A lack of intensity and drive and quality in the final third.

‘When you look at some of the players on show in the attacking third, then this could be a worry for Frank.

‘[Timo] Werner, who was dragged at half time, didn’t offer anything in that first half, got into one or two decent positions.

‘Arsenal had men behind the ball and they made it very difficult for them, Arsenal. Arsenal were solid and offered Chelsea nothing.’

Lampard admitted he was ‘angry’ with Chelsea’s performance in north London and bemoaned his team’s slow start to the Premier League fixture.

‘In the second half we showed some urgency but it was too late. The first half we gave ourselves too much to do, we were very poor,’ he said.

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‘You can’t lack energy and desire in the Premier League and we did. You can prepare as well as you want but if you turn up like that that’s another thing. It’s in the mind.

‘If you perform below par things go against you like the Saka goal. That’s life. On another day we could have scored the penalty and come back but it’s not a day for us.

‘The teams that win, win, win relentlessly weren’t winning two or three years ago. We are not there yet, that’s clear. I felt it when we are on our long unbeaten run and I feel it now. We got a lot wrong today.’

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