'Music to my ears': Some Chelsea fans adored what Tuchel said about 21-year-old star

Thomas Tuchel struck the right chords with Chelsea supporters when he explained which position best suits Kai Havertz, speaking in his latest press conference.

The Blues boss said: “(Havertz’s) best position is between a nine and a ten with the freedom to drop and move fluidly between the two positions.”

Tuchel’s revelation was music to the ears of many Chelsea fans, who took to Twitter to agree:



Havertz was in full flight mode during Chelsea’s latest Premier League win – against Everton on Monday.

He was used as the auxiliary forward at Stamford Bridge to great effect.

Although the talented 21-year-old didn’t score, his overall performance was unlike anything fans had seen from him before in a Blues jersey.

In fact, Havertz almost bagged twice, but one was ruled out by VAR and the other given as a Ben Godfrey own goal.

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His link-up play with those behind and around him was seamless, as were his runs in behind the Everton back line.

That was how Chelsea got their second of the night. Havertz darted into space and was brought down by Jordan Pickford, allowing Jorginho to convert the penalty.

Tuchel will demand the young German carries on this form until the campaign’s conclusion, with several big games remaining.

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A trip to Leeds United tomorrow is Chelsea’s next task, with a home Champions League tie against Atletico Madrid to follow.

Both fixtures present the perfect opportunity for Havertz to prove his exhibition against Everton wasn’t a mere flash in the pan.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.