Paul Merson: Chelsea look better without Kai Havertz, and he shouldn’t start against Tottenham

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Chelsea have been without big money signing Kai Havertz for more than two weeks, but the Blues have done well without the star signing.

Having missed the last couple of games since testing positive to Covid-19, Havertz was a second half substitute against Rennes last week, but he didn’t look fit enough in that game.

Gunners legend Paul Merson believes that Chelsea look a better team without Havertz, and he has urged Frank Lampard not to start his marquee signing against Tottenham.

The football pundit told the Daily Star: “Chelsea have found the right blend up front without Kai Havertz in the team and he might find himself on the fringes now.

“It’s so competitive there now that if you find yourself out of the team it could be hard to get back in. Havertz has missed a few games because he tested positive for Coronavirus, and Chelsea have won them all.

“They’ve had Tammy Abraham up front and Timo Werner playing wider, and it has suited them. It looks like their best system. Havertz wasn’t pulling up any trees before he missed those games. He’s a young lad who needs time to settle.

“I wouldn’t throw him back in against Tottenham because they look better without him right now.”

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