'Has to start': Some Chelsea fans really want Tuchel to play 22-year-old against Palmeiras

Chelsea are currently preparing for today’s Club World Cup final against Palmeiras – and some Blues fans on Twitter are desperate for their attacker Kai Havertz to start.

Blues manager Thomas Tuchel, who’s now linked up with the squad in Abu Dhabi, will lead his side into yet another final in Saturday’s 4:30pm kick-off.

All eyes will be on who he picks in his starting line-up, as he’s got extreme competition for places right now within the squad.

The Premier League side came through the semi-final with a 1-0 victory against Al Hilal. It could be an even tougher fixture against Brazilian giants Palmeiras today, though.

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Chelsea fans make Havertz plea

A selection of Chelsea supporters on social media are begging for Havertz to be named in the XI this weekend.

The 22-year-old played the entire game against Al Hilal on Wednesday. In contrast, teammates Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi didn’t get on the pitch, so are fresh legs available for selection.

Havertz was pivotal in the build-up to Romelu Lukaku’s match-winning goal. He looked positive throughout in some of his offensive play, too.

Blues first-team assistant Zsolt Low has been waxing lyrical about the German attacker’s impact in training out in Abu Dhabi.

Of course, everybody wants more from a player in Havertz that’s got so much natural ability.

The left-footed forward only has five goals and four assists in 27 appearances this season, so it’s no great surprise he’s in and out of Tuchel’s XI.

It may be worth pointing out before another cup final that Havertz was the only goalscorer when the Blues won the Champions League against Manchester City last season.

Here are some Chelsea fans discussing him ahead of today’s match:

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