Kai Havertz is feeling comfortable in a false nine role at Chelsea.
Thomas Tuchel has played the German in the position in an attempt to regain his confidence on the pitch.
On Saturday, it worked with Havertz chalking up a goal and an assist against Crystal Palace. After the match, Havertz said, “Yeah I like it. I think it’s a good position for me.
“I think I have the freedom to go everywhere I want to go. As a striker, it’s always easier to play. I hope I can continue like that.”
Fans were left scratching their heads when Frank Lampard could not find an ideal position for Havertz. After all, he is their second-most expensive signing at £72m. The German’s struggles in London saw him get played in various positions.
We did see Havertz take on different roles at his previous club, Bayer Leverkusen but he was primarily meant to be a number ten. Right now, there isn’t a role exactly like that in this Chelsea side. Tuchel likes to implement a back three with a more compact final three.
Havertz will either have to flourish in his current role or risk being dropped from the line up once again.