New Chelsea signing Timo Werner says he wants to be part of a "new era" at the club, said a dpa report.

The German, who signed a five-year contract after joining from Leipzig, said manager Frank Lampard had played a key role in his decision to join the club.

"I know of the players before when they won the Champions League with (Didier) Drogba, with my new manager Frank Lampard, Petr Cech as the technical advisor, it is like a little dream for me," he told Chelsea's website.

"But I want to become, not (the) same player like them... I want to be part of a new era here so I will play to try to give my best."

Werner was heavily linked with a move to champions Liverpool, but Lampard worked hard to bring him to London, convincing him that he is integral to the team's plans.

"We talked a lot about things like the system, like how he wants to play and sees me playing, and how the system fits to me," he said. 

Werner said he thinks he will cope with the demands of the Premier League.

"The style of the Premier League is very fast and my speciality is that I am really fast so I think it is perfect for me to play here," he said. 

"I'll try to score as (many) goals as I can for Chelsea, that is the big reason why they bought me, to bring the goals I scored in Leipzig here, and maybe score more goals than there."