Garth Crooks has suggested that Graham Potter should look at an attacking combination of Armando Broja and Kai Havertz in the same Chelsea line-up.
Broja, 21, is a Chelsea youngster that Blues fans are crying to see more of.
The Blues striker has been a regular from the bench this campaign, but is yet to actually start a match.
His greatest impact so far this campaign came in the weekend’s 3-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers, scoring his first senior goal in Chelsea colours with a brilliant finish. Incidentally, Tim Sherwood highlighted the importance of the goal at the weekend.
Broja and Havertz
BBC pundit Crooks has urged Chelsea’s boss to put Broja in the same team as Havertz.
23-year-old attacker, Havertz, led the line in Saturday’s victory against Wolves, and scored a decent headed goal.
For Crooks, he can imagine the aforementioned duo striking up a great combination at the top end of the pitch.
“If Chelsea are still looking for a number nine, I think they might have found him if they are bold enough. Kai Havertz is starting to find himself in top-flight football,” he told BBC Sport.
“With two goals for Germany against England recently, he’s also starting to find the back of the net in his Chelsea colours as well. Havertz looks altogether much more composed around the goal these days.
“So too is Armando Broja. The Albania forward looks particularly comfortable at Stamford Bridge these days and I wonder if Graham Potter would consider playing them as a pair. It would certainly give teams something to think about. Perhaps even Manchester City.”
Potter’s flexibility in systems and personnel means this sounds like a partnership that will be tested at some stage.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the most senior forward that’s looked the favourite so far, albeit he was rested on the weekend against Wolves.
Aubameyang has played in attack alongside Havertz. Broja would bring a different kind of energy alongside either with his speed and work rate, though.
If there are any doubts about Broja leading the line by himself at such a young age, putting him up there next to another forward could be a great solution.
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