Kai Havertz is finding life difficult at Chelsea

Mario Melchiot thinks Chelsea summer recruit Kai Havertz still needs some more time.

Summer signing Kai Havertz was one signing who was expected to thrive at the Premier League.

He made 10 Premier League starts this season and scored only once and his huge £70m transfer fee is weighing heavily on his shoulders.

Former Blues defender Mario Melchiot claims that was continually going to be the situation, given the general lack of experience the Germany international had under his repertoire.

Melchiot told talkSPORT: “I knew Kai Havertz before he came to Chelsea. I knew Kai was a great talent.

“The only difference I see is that in the system Chelsea play he comes from the outside, but in Germany he was a No.10 or a striker.

“He had more freedom because the team was built around him.

“When he comes to Chelsea, he’s not going to get that! They have a player that has to get used to a certain way of playing and that takes time.

“People don’t expect him to need more time because of the price tag; people want him to fire straight away.”


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