Kai Havertz Could Be Real Game Changer At Chelsea

After a summer long chase, Chelsea finally managed to secure German international Kai Havertz as their latest big money signing.

The former Bayer Leverkusen man arrives at Stamford Bridge after completing a whopping £71m switch (Via BBC Sport).

Chelsea have been very busy during this break and have made a number of strong moves during this transfer window.

Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech will bring a new dimension to The Blues attack. Ben Chilwell is a proven England international left-back and that’s a position that was a bit of a weak link last term.

Two new centre-backs have also been added to the ranks. I think Malang Sarr is probably more for the future and I won’t be surprised if the French Under-21 star spends next term on loan. I am not a huge fan of Thiago Silva, he seems to go missing or crumble in the big games, but I can understand why Chelsea would want a more experienced centre-half within in their squad.

Yet for me, the main purchase has to be Havertz.

The twenty-one year old midfielder has all the tools to become a world-class talent!

I’m extremely pleased that The Blues recruitment team decided to go all out for Kai instead of making a move for Champions League winner Philippe Countino. Not that Coutinho isn’t a fine player but if you look at Chelsea’s best signings, they all seem to arrive in London ahead of their peak years and not during them or when they’ve passed them by.

Havertz will be a player that’s hungry to prove himself at the highest level, show the Premier League that he can shine and compete with Chelsea’s other talented youngsters.

The German can be a very versatile operator too. He seems to play mainly as a number ten but he can play out on the right, deeper in midfield and even as an unorthodox nine.

Last term he played in forty-five games for Leverkusen, scoring eighteen times and contributing with eight assists. Kai also recorded on average two shots per game and had a passing success rate of over 85% (Stats from Whoscored).

Those are phenomenal numbers for such a young midfielder and in a top league like the Bundesliga!

The Aachen native has great instincts when it comes to making runs into the box and he’s also good with both feet, dare I say like a young Frank Lampard! He has the pace to beat defences, the control to hold onto the ball and the ability to remain cool under pressure when finishing off chances. The youngster is also nice and tidy on the ball and has an eye for a nice through ball.

The technically gifted player is also very decent with his head and his performances for Bayer Leverkusen have seen him earn seven caps for his national side, scoring for Germany against Argentina.

Havertz will provide the Blues with another goal outlet and like Eden Hazard and Lampard before him he’ll give English defences something different to think about when it comes to defending against Chelsea.

I think he’ll arrive at Chelsea as a modern day player maker who has the intelligence to get things right more often than not.

In Frank Lampard, Havertz has a terrific coach to learn from and one who likes to give youngster the best possible chance to prove themselves.

The London giants are clearly delighted with their latest purchase:

‘Kai is one of the best players of his age in world football, so we are very happy that his future lies at Chelsea. He has proven pedigree in one of the best leagues in Europe, he plays for the German national side and he is an exciting, dynamic talent. We are delighted to be able to add his versatility and quality to the squad before the season begins.’

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia Via Chelseafc.com

Chelsea have been very impressive this summer in their transfer dealings. I’m guessing they’re still on the lookout for a new goalkeeper. But I think Kai Havertz will be the standout signing and he could prove to be a top Premier League star that could help get Chelsea challenging for major trophies next season.

One Response to “Kai Havertz Could Be Real Game Changer At Chelsea”

  1. Now chelsea should work on acquiring the copenhagen keeper after his impressive performance against man u in UEFA europa

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