Chelsea boss Graham Potter has revealed why he’s a big fan of Chelsea forward Kai Havertz.
Havertz scored and provided an assist in Chelsea’s 2-0 victory over Bournemouth on Tuesday at Stamford Bridge. Potter will be hoping for more of the same against Nottingham Forest on Sunday.
“Kai is only 23,” Potter begins. “He came into this country on the back of a fantastic period in Germany but he’s still a young player.
“You can’t do anything about the price tag and all that goes with that, and there’s an expectation, but he’s still a young player that’s learning the game and has fantastic quality.
“I think as a nine he gives you the flexibility and variability in the game. He can drop in but he can also threaten the backline and he can score. So I like him in that position.
“With the period that we’ve had, we’ve had to adapt a few things. It’s nice to get that clarity [on position], but sometimes it’s not possible.
“The players are multifaceted in terms of their qualities so they can play in a few positions. And Kai is one of those.
“I have to make the [team selection] decision based on what I think every day in training and Kai is a German International who scores goals and plays for the German national team, and looking at his goal record there, it is elite level.
“Whenever he’s played there, he’s managed to score and he’s also contributed to the team.”