The Havertz-Werner Duet Could Still Be Better

Author : ihamidah
Publish Date : 2021-05-02

The Havertz-Werner Duet Could Still Be Better

Kai Haverts and Timo Werner performed well as Chelsea won over Fulham. The duet is still considered to be even better.
When competing at Stamford Bridge, Saturday (1/5/2021), Chelsea won 2-0 over The Cottagers. Kai Havertz scored the winning goal for the Blue.

For Havertz, this is his fourth Premier League goal. He is in the spotlight for not performing as expected since signing from Bayer Leverkusen for £ 62 million.

Havertz's first goal was Mount's creation in the 10th minute. Meanwhile, the German player's second goal was the result of Timo Werner's pass.

Mount has indeed become the motor of Chelsea's attack this season. The official website of the Premier League notes that he posted 11 golden opportunities, 6 goals that have been contributed.

meanwhile, Werner has not scored many goals since he was in the Blues uniform. However, he recorded 10 assists this season.

The official website of the Premier League notes Werner is good at making opportunities for Chelsea. He's had 9 chances.

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, praised the good performance of the three against Fulham.

"Timo Werner was involved in a lot of chances, Mason (Mount) has been excellent and always involved. Kai (Havertz) is playing as a doubles striker with Timo and the two of them already have a good connection who is always dangerous. Could still be much better, but good form great again, "said Tuchel on the BBC.

"We need him (Kai) to do his best to achieve our goals. There are many reasons to maybe discuss why the situation is difficult (for Havertz in his first season in England). But, in the end, you take responsibility for yourself and he did it. "He has to adapt as quickly as possible. That's what he does and what we demand of him," he added.

'Werner & Havertz struggles are normal' - Man City star Gundogan backs Chelsea duo to come good at Stamford Bridge

The Germany international has backed his countrymen to prove their worth once they finish adapting to the demands of Premier League football

Timo Werner and Kai Havertz's struggles at Chelsea are "normal", according to Manchester City star Ilkay Gundogan, who has backed the Blues duo to come good at Stamford Bridge after a tough start to life in England.

Chelsea forked out a combined total of £117.5 million ($161m) to bring Werner and Havertz to west London in the summer transfer window.

Werner had terrorized defenses in both the Bundesliga and Champions League at RB Leipzig, establishing himself as one of the most exciting young strikers in Europe in the process.

Havertz, meanwhile, stood out in a mediocre Bayer Leverkusen team due to his outstanding passing range, dribbling skills, and eye for goal - with his performances ultimately inspiring Peter Bosz's outfit to a fifth-placed league finish and the DFB Cup final last season.

Unfortunately, two men who play alongside each other regularly at the international level with Germany have so far failed to reach the same heights in west London, with Frank Lampard left scratching his head over how best to unlock their considerable potential.

Gundogan, who is also part of the current Germany squad, has not been surprised by Werner and Havertz's slow adaptation to the Premier League and expects them both to prove their doubters wrong as they settle into their new surroundings.

"They have two new German players who have tried to adapt as well as possible," The City midfielder told Sky Sports.

"In general, I think it's not easy to adapt quickly to the Premier League when you come from a different country and now with the situation going on, I think it's just even harder.

"So I think it's quite normal that they are struggling a little bit, but they both have incredible talent and I'm sure they will both be able to prove it in this league."

Gundogan was speaking ahead of City's trip to the Bridge on Sunday, which could end up having a significant bearing on the top-flight standings.

Pep Guardiola's men are level with sixth-placed Chelsea on 26 points, but they still have two games in hand over the Blues and the rest of the top five, with Liverpool currently leading the way on 33 points.

Gundogan is relishing the prospect of a closely contested title race, and he feels Lampard's side will be right up there come May despite their recent dip in form.

"There's not one team that is dominating, not just in England but across Europe," he added.

"All leagues in the world seem very open at the moment and it's quite exciting I think. In the Premier League it is exciting for all of the clubs, the fans, so let's see what is going to happen.

"You want to win games and you want to get back to that first spot but everyone is challenging and competing with everything that they have. That's what makes this Premier League season so special.

"Like every year Chelsea have a great squad with incredible players, they are a great team and they have an ambitious manager so I feel like they will challenge us. Not just at the weekend but also generally in the league.

"They got some talented, young recruits in the summer, spent a lot of money, and got some really good players so I think they will do well. They've done well, of course, they are also a team that struggles like everyone does but they have a lot of quality and it's going to be a great game on Sunday."

Chelsea win over Morecambe could make all the difference for struggling duo Kai Havertz and Timo Werner

f this proves to be the turning point in Chelsea’s season then credit must go to Frank Lampard for recognizing the significance of a routine FA Cup third-round tie.

Time will tell if a 4-0 win against League Two Morecambe kick-starts a campaign that has been in danger of going into free fall.

But it ends a woeful run of form that has taken debate around Lampard from talk of a new contract to speculation over who will replace him at Stamford Bridge.

That is the nature of the beast at Chelsea – and the man who was a playing legend in these parts is under no illusions about the expectations from one of the most demanding owners in world football.

That’s why – even amid the most hectic, congested season in modern times – he left nothing to chance.

His pre-match warning that the threat of a giant killing was very real felt like more than just an attempt to focus minds. In the form Chelsea was in – one win in seven and four defeats in six – nothing could be taken for granted.

Lampard knew that – and even if his position is under no imminent threat, a cup upset would only have seen the pressure mount.

So there was no rest for Timo Werner after 12 games without a goal, while £71million Kai Havertz was another notable inclusion.

This level of opposition was an ideal opportunity to boost the morale of two expensive, high-profile signings whose personal form has echoed that of Chelsea’s.

It worked, and Lampard will hope that pair, in particular, drive on from this moment. For Werner, it was that much-needed goal that strikers crave to change the narrative. But more significant could be Havertz’s contribution.

The 21-year-old scored one, made one, and by the end portrayed the body language of a man who couldn’t get enough of the ball.

No matter the opponent, days like this can make all the difference for a player grasping desperately for form.

Havertz has looked a shadow of the man who had Europe’s biggest clubs trailing him last season – but this was the type of performance to bring back memories of his days as Bayer Leverkusen’s chief tormentor.

His determination to drive into the box, to link midfield and attack, as well as getting in front of goal was all there to see.

That’s what Lampard wanted the playmaker to add to his side – to give them a fluidity they have lacked since the departure of Eden Hazard.

It was evident when he drifted to the far post to head Hakim Ziyech’s cross into the path of Werner to double Chelsea’s lead just before half-time.

Mason Mount had put the home side in front after 18 minutes with a 25-yard effort. His inclusion was further evidence of Lampard’s determination to avoid any chance of an upset.

Havertz rounded off the win with another burst forward in the 85th minute to head home Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross. It ended a run of 15 games without a goal.

Callum Hudson-Odoi had put Chelsea 3-0 up four minutes after the break when running onto a clipped pass from the outstanding Ziyech.

So many of Chelsea’s big players were involved in their big moments, which is precisely how Lampard would have wanted it after making the call to involve them.

Ziyech offered another reminder of what his teammates have missed during his injury lay-off, which coincided with much of the slump that saw them drop from first to ninth in the Premier League.

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