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‘I think it’s the perfect position for me’ – Havertz explains Chelsea role

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Having initially struggled after his big-money move to Stamford Bridge, the 21-year-old has upped his performances several gears recently.

Kai Havertz can’t quite put his finger on the role he plays at Chelsea but feels the position he is playing in is “perfect” for him.

Havertz had a bright start to life at Chelsea as he scored a hat-trick in the Carabao Cup against Barnsley not too long after his debut. However, consistency was an issue for the midfielder as he struggled to make a notable influence in many next matches under Frank Lampard.

With Thomas Tuchel’s arrival came a change in playing style for the Germany international, and the player has responded well to that change.

“To be honest, I don’t know!” Havertz told Chelsea’s official matchday programme ahead of the match against Arsenal on Wednesday.

“I play somewhere up front – number nine, number 10, something in between – to be honest, I don’t know 100 per cent.

“I just enjoy the position right now because I feel very good there. I have a lot of fast strikers next to me right now, so that’s very nice and I think it’s the perfect position for me. I can be dangerous in the box, I can have the ball a lot and that is what I like, so right now it’s very nice for me in this position.”