'Never been consistent enough': Carragher shares the Chelsea player who's not impressed at Stamford Bridge
Jamie Carragher has claimed in his article for The Telegraph that Chelsea need to see more from Kai Havertz.
The German joined for big money in 2020, but has so far struggled to realise the potential many put upon him.
However, just 12 Premier League goals across two Premier League seasons has left fans hungry to see more, as they hope to see their side close the gap on Manchester City and Liverpool.
No one will ever forget the 23-year-old’s Champions League final winning goal, with that in itself writing himself into Chelsea folklore.
However, Carragher has stated that him leading the line weakens Chelsea, with him yet to justify his price tag since his move from the Bundesliga.
Carragher says Havertz hasn’t impressed
He said: “My concern for Chelsea is up front, where they are short of options following Lukaku’s return to Italy. Sterling is more effective on the wing and Timo Werner has also left the club.
“As it stands it will be up to Kai Havertz to lead the line, and he has never been consistent enough in a Chelsea shirt. They need to see far more from him this season. It is time he began to regularly justify his £70 million transfer fee.”
After an uninspiring display in the season opener against Everton, it’s yet to be seen whether Thomas Tuchel trusts him with the task again in the key fixture against Spurs this weekend.
Armando Broja made his first Premier League appearance for the Blues off the bench at Goodison Park, and has previous experience of playing well against the North London side.
In terms of for the rest of the season, the club are strongly linked with a move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, a player Tuchel has experience working with.
While it won’t be the answer for the long-term future, his proven Premier League goalscoring ability makes him a fine option for a season or two.