Chelsea team accused of ‘carrying’ two players despite 3-0 victory over Tottenham

Former England striker Michael Owen has claimed the Chelsea squad are carrying German duo Kai Havertz and Timo Werner, who are yet to hit it off for the Blues.

Owen made the comment after Chelsea’s 3-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

“If I could describe them in one way it would be efficient,” Owen told Premier League Productions.

“They do not look like conceding a thing, they don’t look like scoring five or six goals, but they’re just brutal, ruthlessly efficient at the moment.

“They’ve got a centre-forward now [Lukaku], who you expect to cause danger every time he gets the ball, a focal point they can hit it to.

“They’ve got runners off him, they can cross the ball and expect him to be in there. They’ve got a very solid base in midfield, big squad, they just look like they’re a well-oiled machine at the minute.

“Even one or two injuries, as long as it’s not to the main man up front, they look like they’ve got cover in every position.

“They’re actually carrying one or two players that aren’t really hitting it off. Werner’s not been a good signing as of yet [while there are] question marks about Havertz.

“He [Tuchel] keeps playing him but I’m waiting to see him put in some really good performances.

“So there’s still a couple of players you expect to see a bit more out of, but even without them they are just steamrolling.”

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