'Helps you a lot': Kai Havertz says it's brilliant having 27-year-old Chelsea player as a teammate

Kai Havertz claims it’s brilliant having Chelsea’s summer signing Raheem Sterling as a teammate, adding that he’s settled at Stamford Bridge extremely quickly.

Sterling, who joined the Blues from Manchester City for £47.5million last month, has been one of several marquee signings in this window.

The 27-year-old arrives in West London as a serial winner that’s immediately injecting extra quality into the forward line.

He’s a rapid attacker that’s shown some really positive signs at the start of his Chelsea career with his dribbling, directness and pace.

In addition, he scored his first two goals for his new club in the weekend’s 2-1 Premier League win at home to Leicester City.

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Havertz loves playing with Sterling

Chelsea forward Havertz, 23, has explained it’s been great linking up with Sterling in the new-look Blues attack.

He’s particularly impressed with how quickly the England international has slotted into Thomas Tuchel’s group.

“Sometimes it takes a bit of time to adapt 100 per cent, but he has adapted very fast and we can build on that in the future,” Havertz said.

“It is nice to play with him (Sterling). He has lot of experience and knows how to move, and it helps you a lot if you have such experienced players next to you. His style of play suits us very well.”

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Carragher recently predicted Sterling will be “phenomenal” under Chelsea boss Tuchel, something which you can see happening based on the last few weeks.

The winger should now be flying high with confidence from his two goals on Saturday.

His movement already looks razor sharp and a level above plenty around him, but hopefully teammates can pick up tricks to improve their own games.

Havertz has mentioned the positive impact Sterling is having on those around him, and he’s someone that should pay close attention to his work around the penalty box.

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