‘He reminds me of Eidur Gudjohnsen’ — Joe Cole says about Chelsea player

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Former Chelsea star Joe Cole has backed Kai Havertz as the man to bring the shine to the Blues attack in the absence of Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner.

Joe Cole has likened Havertz to former Blues teammate Eidur Gudjohnsen and spoke highly of the German’s brilliance around the penalty box.

“Outstanding player and I love him in this position [up front],” Cole told BT Sport before Chelsea’s 7-0 win against Norwich.

“It’s interesting Thomas Tuchel says he doesn’t see him as a false nine, he sees him as a nine. He played his best stuff in Germany in that role, it frees him up.

“He’s what I like to call a penalty box player where he comes alive, he gets more space there. He makes clever runs.

“With Kai Havertz he reminds me a lot of Eidur, when he played here he could play that role as a nine but also play in midfield.

“I think he’s going to relish the next five or six games where he’ll look at those and think there’s goal in there for me.”

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