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Kai Havertz at Chelsea: It’s too early to write him off

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The expectations when Chelsea board bought the Bundesliga’s brightest pupil was high, but he has had a rough patch so far and some might say he is even an expensive distraction. Havertz has been nothing like the player who came in for an initial fee of £62 million. Fans are amused by the fact that the 21-year-old, who was so promising in Germany, has had a poor start to life in England.
One of the major strengths of Havertz during his Leverkusen days was his versatility. He could play in several positions and deliver breath-taking performances. However, at Chelsea, things haven’t worked out that way. The most competitive league in the world has not allowed Havertz to settle in.
 Kai Havertz’s best position is the classic number 10 role. He could play between the lines and exploit spaces while also making purposeful runs into the box. He scored a hat-trick against Barnsley and a goal against Southampton while playing in that position.
However, instead of continuing with the 4-2-3-1, Lampard switched to 4-3-3 and started to deploy Havertz as one of the box-to-box midfielders in the midfield three. That followed a run of poor performances and then, his game time decreased substantially.
In the recent games, Havertz has shown flashes of brilliance. He provided an assist for Hudson-Odoi after coming from the bench against Manchester City and he scored in the FA cup tie against Morecambe. Havertz has the backing of his manager as Frank Lampard recently told talkSPORT: 
“The people that question Havertz should look at other top players that have come at a young age to this country. Eden Hazard is a great example. He came here and became one of our greatest players ever. It is not an easy transition to this league, it’s a hard league and I think people that question him should give him time because he is a great lad & we signed him for now and the future,” he added.
Lampard has to find a way to get the best out of the German and playing him in his best position will be a good start. Havertz is only 21 and Chelsea fans have to be patient with him while he gets a consistent run of games and improves his form.

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