Chelsea boss Frank Lampard hailed the contribution of Timo Werner for their 2-0 win at Newcastle United.

Werner missed a number of chances and had a goal ruled out for offside on Tyneside, but the Germany international produced a superb assist for Tammy Abraham to seal the win after an early own goal by Federico Fernandez.

Werner’s second-half surge over the halfway line was the highlight of the match, and set the Blues on their way to a fifth straight win.

Lampard said: “He (Werner) had a couple of chances and some times it doesn’t go in for you, but I thought he was a real threat for us throughout.

“You need players of that quality to wins game and the pace he travels with the ball is something special.

“He was so unselfish and you rely on those players who are top-class.”