Chelsea new signing Kai Havertz says he is confident about ahead of his potential Stamford Bridge debut against Liverpool on Sunday.

The 21-year-old had a quiet game in his first appearance for the Blues in their 3-1 win over Brighton on Monday.

It was rather expected, however, as he has only arrived around a week earlier, and would likely need some time to adapt to the new system and new teammates.

The rest of the Premier League are not going to wait until he gels, though, and the next opponents are the reigning champions, Liverpool.

The Germany international is aware of the quality Jurgen Klopp’s men possess, but he also sent a warning to Liverpool that Chelsea also have the firepower to strike back.


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He told the Evening Standard: “Of course, they are one of the best teams in the world. We show respect but we are a very great team as well.


“It will be a very hard game but for them also.

“We will work hard and I think we will have a chance to take points.”

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With Hakim Ziyech still recovering from a knee injury he suffered in pre-season, Frank Lampard may rely on Havertz in the right wing role once again.

Havertz admitted that he did not exactly have a good time in that position in the game against Brighton as but assured the fans that it was more of a lack of match sharpness and adaptation period.

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“It was a very tough game, very difficult because I had long holidays and I came back and trained for five or six days with the team.

“The Premier League is much tougher than the Bundesliga. I have seen that in training and saw it in the game as well.

“But I am happy to play 80 minutes and hopefully next week I will continue.”

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