Tomori has played in four games this season, the most recent and first since September when he came on during last weekend’s FA Cup win over Morecambe. It was also the game when Timo Werner put his wait for a goal behind him by netting the second in the 4-0 win, and having played the German as the central striker in the last two games, Lampard shared his thoughts on how that is working out.
‘With Timo through the middle, it is an area of the pitch that he clearly likes to start from,’ he said.
‘In Leipzig and for Germany he has played centrally. He has played on the left, he has played as a lone striker and he has played as one of two strikers, so I certainly see how there is room for manoeuvre in terms of how you can use Timo.
‘When he plays centrally, we pride ourselves on being a hard-working team off the ball which means sometimes a lot of pressure high up the pitch and it is very normal for Timo and others who have come into this team in forward areas to take some time to get used to what my idea is, and what team-mates’ ideas are, because they haven’t had working time on the pitch, no doubt about that.