Chelsea new boy Timo Werner is 'already up there' with Jamie Vardy and Harry Kane, claims team-mate Ben Chilwell

TIMO WERNER is on a par with Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy, according to Ben Chilwell.

The English duo have been among the Premier League's top strikers for almost half a decade, both surpassing a century of goals.

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After signing for Chelsea in the summer for £53million, German forward Werner is still finding his feet in the division.

But the 24-year-old has smashed seven goals in his last six games, having failed to score in his opening four league appearances.

And Chilwell, who has played with Kane and Vardy for England and Leicester, believes Werner is of a similar ilk.

He told Soccer AM: "He's up there with [Kane and Vardy] and he can go on to be absolutely world class for a long time, the next ten years or so.

"I think when you look at his age and how prolific he is in front of goal, even now his stats at Chelsea he's scored a lot of goals already."

Werner impressed his new team-mates when scoring penalties against Rennes and Krasnodar in the Champions League.

Following Jorginho's misses from the spot, the German has taken over Chelsea's 12-yard responsibility and hasn't looked back.

He added: "We were talking on the bench after I'd come off [against Rennes] how good his penalties are.

"In front of goal he is so good.

"He has similar characteristics to both Vardy and Kane.

"In terms of running the channels and how quick he is, he's similar to Vardy.

"With Harry, his link-up play and finishing is similar so he's definitely in a category with those two.

"At Chelsea, we're very lucky to have him."

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