Former rugged Chelsea defender says Kai Havertz is too lightweight

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Former Chelsea defender Robert Huth has revealed that summer signing Kai Havertz is too lightweight for the Premier League.

Havertz made the biggest transfer all over Europe during the summer transfer window, and came from the Bundesliga with so much hype, but he has so far failed to have a meaningful impact at the club.

Huth believes Havertz is too lightweight and gives the ball away, and has urged the Chelsea leaders to speak to him about working hard on the pitch, citing the case of Riyad Mahrez when he was at Leicester City.

The former Chelsea defender told Stadium Astro: “It’s all well and good saying he needs to be the main guy but he’s at a big club and he needs to make that happen himself. Now is the time to shine.

“I just don’t like his body language at all, he looks a bit lightweight. It’s his first year, but he looks like he’s not bothered at times. He loses the ball, gives it away and doesn’t work back. It is a difficult time to come in with no fans, but you just want to shake him.

“We used to have Mahrez in our changing room [at Leicester] who got a lot better, but the team took care of him by saying ‘you can’t just do one side of it or 10 minutes of the game’.

“Maybe Chelsea lack that internal leader or leaders where that conversation happens. It’s not always a nice conversation to have when you’re not performing well, but it needs to happen. He needs someone to tell him what it takes to play in the Premier League. Maybe the whole changing room is a little bit too nice.”

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