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According to Chelsea midfielder Craig Burley, Chelsea should have signed Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish instead of signing Kai Havertz.
Havertz has struggled since joining Chelsea from Bayer Leverkusen.
“I wouldn’t have been against signing Jack Grealish. He’s been superb again, a fantastic season. He has a bit of everything,” former Chelsea midfielder Craig Burley told ESPN.
“At the moment Havertz is lost and Werner has lost his confidence. Timo Werner is a different kettle of fish because Jack Grealish is a midfielder who can do a bit of everything. Werner is an attacker, and in essence, so is Havertz – although he can play a little deeper.
“Grealish would have given them more options than Havertz. Grealish has been playing further forward this season and you could have, as Lampard has, played [N’Golo] Kante and [Mateo] Kovacic and then had Grealish a bit further forward and he would have done a bit of everything.
“I don’t know if it was an option but I think most clubs in the Premier League would take Grealish at the right price.”
While Kai Havertz has only registered 1 goal and 1 assist in 14 Premier League games, only Kevin de Bruyne has created more big chances in the top-flight than Grealish.