Timo Werner has sealed a return to former club RB Leipzig, after two years as a Chelsea player.
Werner signed up for Chelsea, with a lot expected from the German international, but he couldn’t hit his Bundesliga heights at Chelsea.
Werner’s record of 23 goals in 89 appearances for the Blues was far from impressive.
Telegraph reporter Matt Law has now warned that Kai Havertz will be the next in line if his performances doesn’t pick up.
Hailed as a hybrid of Mesut Ozil and Michael Ballack, Havertz has had his own share of struggles at the club.
Law writes: “The contribution of Chelsea’s number 29, Havertz, who was substituted after an anonymous 75 minutes against Everton, must improve to ensure that it is not his Chelsea future in question this time next year.
“His goal in the Champions League final ensures his place in the Chelsea history books, but that alone will not guarantee his place or future – particularly now the man who had become the scapegoat for Chelsea’s strikers, Werner, will no longer be around for critics to blame.”
Law adds that Havertz must now prove that he was worth the £70m fee or he may as well follow the path of Timo Werner.