He’s not a central midfielder. German football expert advises Lampard the best way to feature Kai Havertz

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Kai Havertz was Chelsea’s star signing of the summer, and while other signings have gone on to impress fans, it’s the £70m man who has struggled the most.

Lampard has played Kai as a false nine, an attacking midfielder and also out wide, but he’s still yet to get the best out of the German.

However, a German football expert Daniel Pinder of GGFN doesn’t believe that Havertz can feature in the central midfield position, as he advised the Chelsea boss to feature him further forward.

Speaking to Si Phillips Talks Chelsea, Pinder said: “His performances improved immensely since the appointment of Peter Bosz in 2018, says Pinder.

“The team was built around him and he was key to their attacking output and although an attacking midfielder by trade, his contribution from the RW or even as a CF can’t go unnoticed, and for me, that’s where I think he plays his best football.

“Playing him as a CM doesn’t work for me and I even think as a 10 it limits Kai, his movement is excellent and he’s a very underrated finisher.

“I’m honestly impressed with him as a CF towards the end of last season.”

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1 Comment on "He’s not a central midfielder. German football expert advises Lampard the best way to feature Kai Havertz"

  1. Ntunzwenimana Jackson | December 18, 2020 at 1:51 pm |

    I strongly agree this. Most of Kai goals in Bundesliga were volley. So, Kai is a central forword.

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