Thomas Tuchel has defended Havertz as a false nine after Chelsea drew a blank against Leeds United.
Asked about Havertz playing a ‘false nine’ role, Tuchel disputed that description and said: “I think he’s pretty much a nine. I don’t think he’s a false number nine.
“He is a nine because he likes to be in the high positions, for him it’s not always necessary to drop to number 10 in turn.
“For me, his biggest strength is he loves to be in the high position and he loves to arrive in the box, in the six-yard box even, he loves to be there and likes to have the last touch.”
“Sometimes it’s like this,” Tuchel told BT Sport.
“As long as we have chances, as long as we have a lot of touches in the box and don’t concede too many chances, the results will be there.
“There were enough chances. I don’t want to be too harsh.”
“It happens sometimes that it’s hard to score, that you miss some big chances, and you go out with a zero-zero,” Tuchel added.
“The boys are disappointed in the dressing room which is a good sign,” Tuchel said. “We draw away, we played a good game, but everybody’s disappointed which is good.”