Danny Mills believes Timo Werner’s move to Chelsea does not mean Tammy Abraham’s place is under threat.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, Mills feels that both forwards can thrive in Frank Lampard’s side.
Werner recently joined the Blues from RB Leipzig on a five-year deal after scoring 34 goals in 45 appearances in his final season in Germany.
Abraham also enjoyed a fruitful season netting 19 times in 47 games for Chelsea.
Asked whether Werner’s transfer could spell the end for Abraham’s spell in the side Mills said: “Werner can play wide, off the right hand side.
“Willian’s leaving so Werner can go down the right, Pulisic, when he’s back fit, on the left and Abraham down the middle or Giroud.
“If Abraham is doing it then, if you’re good enough, you play. If you’re doing the business you stay in the squad and you play, it is as simple as that.
“Managers have different opinions about different players but if Abraham is scoring goals he’s going to play. It doesn’t matter whose behind you.”
After enjoying a loan spell at Aston Villa, Abraham became a beneficiary of Lampard’s faith in youth last season.
Allong with Fikayo Tomori, Mason Mount and Reece James, Abraham enjoyed a breakout campaign.
Lampard’s faith in youth was a necessity as Chelsea navigated a transfer ban in his first season in charge.
Despite the ban ending in January, Werner became only the second post-ban signing. Ajax’s Hakim Ziyech signed a five-year deal in February.
Willian became the first high-profile exit of the summer as he left the club after seven years at Stamford Bridge.