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Mendy backs Havertz and Werner to hit top form next season

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Edouard Mendy believes Chelsea will definitely see “the best of” Timo Werner and Kai Havertz from next season.

It is only a matter of time before Werner and Havertz hit prolific heights for Chelsea, claims Blues teammate Edouard Mendy.

Much was expected of two big-money additions when they made their way to west London from RB Leipzig and Bayer Leverkusen during the summer of 2020, but neither has lived up to their price tag in the Premier League.

There have been flashes of brilliance and the odd cause for optimism, but it may be that consistency proves elusive until 2021-22.

Chelsea goalkeeper Mendy told the club’s official website: “They are really good players. They are young players and it is the first time that they have moved to another country.

“I think they needed a couple of months to adjust and understand the Premier League but I see them every day and I know how good they are. I am happy for them. They showed their qualities on the pitch.

“Next season, 100 per cent, we will see the best of Timo and Kai. Even this year, we have enjoyed their good levels of performance and they are important for us.”

Havertz, who has been used as a false nine by Thomas Tuchel over recent weeks, bagged a brace as Chelsea saw off rivals Fulham 2-0 in their last Premier League outing.

Werner teed up one of those efforts and is one of only five English top-flight players to have reached double figures for goals and assists this season.

The 24-year-old has found the target on 11 occasions, while Havertz now has eight efforts to his name.