Former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin discussed his opinion about the club’s two new signings ahead of the international break.
Timo Werner and Kai Havertz are yet to lights sparks for Chelsea. Although, Pat Nevin believes that the two big summer transfers will show their talent at the Stamford Bridge.
The Blues put in a large amount of money for the German internationals during the transfer window.
Consequently, football supporters expect miracles from both. Werner is known for his attacking potential. And Havertz is one of the hottest youngsters in football.
That being said, neither has managed to display their talent yet in the Premier League.
Havertz scored three goals against Barnsley in the Carabao Cup. However, things are a lot difficult for him in the English league.
Similarly, Werner showed his performance in the Cup tie for Chelsea. But, he has not found the back of the net in the English top-flight.
Deadly German duo.
Nevertheless, Nevin is sure that both the players will show their class. And that it is just a matter of time.
“In reality, we are still waiting for the expected explosion of goals from the newer players,” former Blues winger Nevin told the club’s official website.
“Obviously Kai Havertz (three), Ben Chilwell (one), and Timo Werner (one) are each already off the mark. But it still feels like Timo and Kai are just bubbling under ready to explode onto the scene.
“For once I think the Chelsea staff might be absolutely delighted to see many of these players leave on international duty. But why?
“I reckon the likes of Kai and Timo both need as many games as possible. To get themselves not only up to their own levels of mid-season match fitness. But higher still to the level expected week in and week out in the Premier League.
“Unless they are injured on international duty, they will all come back in better condition than when they left. Especially if they can get a full game or two under their belts for their own countries.”
Chelsea still requires to get back to consistent form. Although, Nevin trusts that the return of some injured players will change the mentality of the newbies. And help the club make a fresh start.
He added: “There is the hope the attacking three of [Christian] Pulisic, Werner and Havertz will get a real chance to finally play together, possibly behind either Tammy or Olivier Giroud.
“They were on the field together at the end of the Palace game. But there wasn’t enough time to see how well it would really work. I have a suspicion it is something Frank will be keen to try. And also give it a little time to gel over a few games.”
The Londoners destroyed Crystal Palace 4-0 in the last league game and will play vs Southampton after the international break.