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Havertz opens up on ‘favourite position’ at Chelsea under Tuchel

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Versatility is one of the most outstanding qualities of the 22-year-old, who has played different attacking roles for the Blues.

Kai Havertz has opened up on his “favorite position” at Chelsea under Thomas Tuchel.

Havertz had a tough time adjusting to his new surroundings after moving to the Premier League from Bundesliga in the summer of 2020 but ended up having a delightful debut season with Chelsea.

The German operated as an out-and-out striker towards the end of 2020-21 and was influential in that role. However, that role is no longer his this season due to the arrival of Romelu Lukaku.

Havertz told the Chelsea website: “Sometimes I play as a number 10, sometimes as a number nine.

“I like the position I’m playing in this system very much and I’m enjoying it. It’s my favourite position, somewhere up front, and it’s very nice also to play these positions with these good players here.

“Romelu’s now maybe the point every defender is looking to. Sometimes two or three defenders are just on him, so it gives us a lot more space around him. He’s now had a few games here, so also it’s getting better when you are used to playing with him. Of course, he’s a brilliant striker, and I think in the last few matches he showed this very much.”