Timo Werner has named his manager Frank Lampard and Chelsea legends Didier Drogba, Petr Cech and Ashley Cole as the Blues players he admired while growing up.
The German forward completed a move to Stamford Bridge over the summer, signing from RB Leipzig for a fee of £48m in June.
He has yet to find the net in the Premier League, although he did open his account for the club by scoring in a Carabao Cup tie against Tottenham.
Big things are expected of the player in the future, and speaking in an interview with Three Werner acknowledged the fact he has big shoes to fill at Chelsea.
"The Premier League has become bigger and bigger and now it is the best league in the whole world," Werner said.
"For me it is a little bit of a dream come true to come and play now in the biggest league in the whole world.
"Of course as a child you don’t see much of the Premier League clubs but you see the teams at the Champions League.
"You see the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United. These were the clubs that in youth were winning a lot.
"You see maybe young Ronaldo, or here at Chelsea Didier Drogba and also Frank Lampard the manager. They have a lot of legends in the club here.
"When you come into the club they are working for the club and when you see them as a child, like 10, and then you see, Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard, Petr Cech, you say wow it’s crazy I am here with them now. It's a lot of fun."
Werner has recently been on international duty with Germany, and scored in their dramatic 3-3 draw with Switzerland in the Nations League.
He will now return to west London and will hope to get back on the scoresheet when his side take on Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday followed by a Champions League group stage game against Sevilla on Tuesday.
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