'An absolute disaster': Jason Cundy claims Chelsea look a much better side when 23-year-old starts instead of Lukaku

Jason Cundy claims Chelsea look a much better team when Kai Havertz plays over Romelu Lukaku.

Havertz and Lukaku ended up fighting for a starting position at striker during stages of last season, with the former coming out on top during the second half of the campaign. It does look like one is on his way out the exit door, though.

It’s been reported Chelsea have agreed to send Lukaku to ex-club Inter Milan on a season-long loan after his miserable year at Stamford Bridge. The 29-year-old Blues forward was meant to be the team’s saviour when he joined last summer, but he couldn’t gel into the plans of manager Thomas Tuchel.

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Havertz over Lukaku

TalkSPORT pundit Cundy describes Lukaku’s second spell at Chelsea as “an absolute disaster”. He adds that he prefers Tuchel’s side when 23-year-old star Havertz plays up front.

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“It’s been an absolute disaster. You can’t dress it up for anything other than it hasn’t worked,” Cundy told talkSPORT when discussing Lukaku’s spell at Chelsea.

Cundy added: “Chelsea’s best side last season didn’t have him (Lukaku) starting in it. We were a better and more fluid side with Havertz in the team.”

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With Lukaku seemingly out of next season’s plans, it’s going to be interesting to see what happens in the squad.

Havertz, who’s a versatile attacker, has had some success in the false-nine position.

The German forward finished up with 14 goals and six assists in all competitions, which went alongside plenty of work rate and team chemistry.

However, there has to be question marks regarding him as a clinical goalscorer that can drive Chelsea to the top.

Armando Broja, who’s returning to the Blues after an eye-catching loan with Southampton, is a more conventional striker that would be a like-for-like replacement for Lukaku.

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