Chelsea new boy Timo Werner has revealed Frank Lampard wants to battle it out with Liverpool and Manchester City this season - excluding Manchester United from a potential Premier League title race.

Werner is gearing up for his debut season at Stamford Bridge, having joined Lampard’s side in a £54million switch from RB Leipzig earlier in the summer transfer window.

After adding the Germany striker, Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell and Thiago Silva to their ranks - and with a £90million deal for Kai Havertz reportedly imminent - many are tipping the Blues to mount a title challenge in the coming season.

Many feel Chelsea could mount a Premier League title challenge this season after adding the likes of Timo Werner to their squad

Werner insists Lampard wants to do exactly that, shedding light on his desire to compete with champions Liverpool and City in 2020/21.

“The work with the manager recently has been really good,” he told Chelsea’s official website.

“He’s been showing and explaining to the whole team, not just me, what we can do on the pitch and how to improve on last season.

Werner has revealed Frank Lampard wants the Blues to challenge Liverpool and Man City, but there was no mention of Man Utd

“He’s been great to work with and he’s been discussing his plans for the future, and how we want to battle with teams like Man City and Liverpool.

“I think Chelsea is a big club and with this team that we have, I think we can reach a new level. We have some very good players here and the manager is there to show us the way, and help us improve.

“We’ve worked a lot on tactical things, as well as our strength and fitness, to make sure we are ready for the start of the season.”

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Werner has arrived in England with an impressive reputation after scoring 34 goals in 45 appearances for Leipzig last term.

The 24-year-old has never played outside of his native Germany before, but fortunately international team-mate Antonio Rudiger has been helping him settle in.

“Having someone who can speak German always helps, and also Kova [Mateo Kovacic] can speak German too, so he’s helped me settle in,” Werner added.

The Germany striker says Lampard has been working "a lot on tactical things" in training

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“They have helped me around the training ground but also in explaining to me where is good to go for dinner, where is good to live, things like this.

“I didn’t know London very well, I’d only visited a few times, so it was really important to have two guys like this helping me settle in.”