Kai Havertz ‘flexible’ but considers number 10 his best position

New signing Kai Havertz has revealed his best position for Chelsea would be as a number 10, although he is capable of playing in multiple roles.

His versatility is arguably what makes the 21-year-old such an interesting player, apart from his obvious impressive goalscoring record.

Havertz’s Chelsea debut in the 3-1 win over Brighton admittedly lacked the fireworks, with some even considering it underwhelming given his price tag.

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In defence of the young German, however, Havertz only had about one week of training with a new system and teammates ahead of the game.

Frank Lampard also surprised some fans by playing Havertz on the right flank on his debut, as many expected him to start from a more central area.

Havertz himself has now answered the question about his preferred position.

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Speaking to the media in a press conference (via HaytersTV YouTube channel), he said: “I played every offensive position at Leverkusen. I played as a right-winger, number 10, a six, an eight, sometimes as a striker as well.

“For me, it’s important to have that flexibility on the pitch.

“I can play in many positions but, for me, my best position is as a number 10 (although), to be honest, I’m happy as long as I am on the pitch.”

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To be fair, Hakim Ziyech’s absence limited Lampard’s options for the right wing and he might have wanted to experiment with the 4-2-3-1 system by playing Ruben Loftus-Cheek as number 10.

It didn’t work as well as expected despite the win but, as soon as the manager has all his options available, we may see Havertz in his favourite position.

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