Sofapaka striker Ronald Okoth has explained why Timo Werner's arrival at Chelsea should be good news for Tammy Abraham.

Abraham has been the main striker for Chelsea under Frank Lampard and the £47.5M Werner deal led to questions on where the youngster's future lies thereafter.

Okoth, a Kenyan Premier League (KPL) winner with Gor Mahia in 2013, explains why the deal is good for both players and the club.

“There will be a fair competition between the two and it will give the coach various options of picking from the best players. It is an advantage to Abraham as he will be having another striker who will try hard to help him,” Okoth told Goal.

“Werner's arrival should be good news for Abraham and Chelsea that is what I see from where I sit. 

“If you look around, you will see Werner is one of the best players currently and this is proven by the fact he has been outstanding in Bundesliga. The fact Chelsea have signed him is one of the biggest advantages for him.

“The problem now is how Chelsea will be using Werner. But what I can state clearly is he is a good player, experienced and young. He is one for the future, a goal poacher for Chelsea and an advantage for the club.”

Okoth also explained why players like Mohamed Salah, Kevin de Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku struggled to impress at Stamford Bridge but have proven themselves after leaving the London club.