Chelsea striker Timo Werner’s dismal run in front of goal continued in their Premier League defeat to Arsenal on Saturday.

The Germany international was substituted by head coach Frank Lampard at half-time against the Gunners which took his run of matches without scoring to 10 games in all competitions.

That drought is his longest since a run of 12 matches between March and September 2016 across spells at Stuttgart and RB Leipzig.

Werner failed to register a shot on target against Arsenal and had just two touches inside the penalty area before he was replaced by Callum Hudson-Odoi during the 3-1 defeat. 

Signed for a reported £47.5million from RB Leipzig ahead of the 2020-21 season, Werner has scored just four goals in 15 Premier League games.

Werner’s last goal for Chelsea came in a 4-1 win over Sheffield United at Stamford Bridge on November 7.

Lampard defended the 24-year-old’s record ahead of the fixture with Arsenal despite his lack of goals and said he was “scaring teams” and “giving them a problem”.