‘Sometimes they put three defenders on him’ — Kai Havertz reveals how opposition defenders help Chelsea players

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One good thing about Chelsea’s style of play is that anyone can pop up with a goal. From Marcos Alonso, to Mason Mount, Kai Havertz and Romelu Lukaku, and even down to Trevoh Chalobah – anyone can score.

Chelsea have scored 15 goals this season, and only Liverpool have bettered that with 17 goals. Summer signing Romelu Lukaku has scored three goals for the Blues.

Chelsea star Kai Havertz has credited the impact of Lukaku as he revealed that his presence upfront creates space for the other forward players, as defenders tend to focus on the big Belgian.

“Romelu’s now maybe the point every defender is looking to,” the Germany international told the club’s official website.

“Sometimes two or three defenders are just on him, so it gives us a lot more space around him.

“He’s now had a few games here, so also it’s getting better when you are used to playing with him.

“Of course, he’s a brilliant striker, and I think in the last few matches he showed this very much.”

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