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Kai Havertz embracing “free role” in Chelsea lineup

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The Blues forward has regained his best form in recent weeks.

Kai Havertz believes playing a free role in Chelsea’s attacking line has helped him improve his form.

The debate around Havertz’s optimal position has never stopped since his €85m move to Stamford Bridge in 2020. The German star can play both as a No.10 and as a conventional striker, depending on the team’s formation.

Chelsea’s struggle for attacking consistency forced Graham Potter to experiment with different positions for Havertz. The English boss seems to have finally managed to get the best out of the 23-year-old in his fluid attacking line.

“I like this position [in a fluid front-three], it is quite a free role and I’m allowed to come deeper,” Havertz told Chelsea’s official website

“Having said that, I also like to play as a number nine so having those options is good. Whatever the manager wants me to do for the team, I’m happy.”

Havertz has scored for the Blues in their last two games, helping them bounce back from a period of poor results.

He added: “With the system we are playing at the moment, it’s very fluid. It means I can be free, especially offensively, and I can find spaces to play from.”

The Blues will continue their Premier League campaign with a match against Everton on Saturday.