'People forget': Sky pundit thinks 22-year-old Chelsea player is really underrated

Paul Merson has waxed lyrical about Kai Havertz’s quality by saying the attacker should “always” be in the Chelsea team.

Havertz, 22, is enjoying a mini purple patch of form in the Blues side, which included an eye-catching performance at the weekend.

The German attacker ended up on the losing side during the Carabao Cup final against Liverpool, but it was yet another showcase of the youngster’s talent.

Thomas Tuchel has recently been speaking about his improvement, along with club teammate Christian Pulisic.

Sky Sports pundit Merson even suggests that Havertz is in fact underrated. He’s given a glowing verdict of the attacker following his individual performance at Wembley Stadium.

“Havertz has always got to play. Havertz is one of Chelsea’s best players. People forget he is class. He knits things together. He’s a Rolls Royce, he glides round the pitch,” Merson told Sky Sports.

“He doesn’t do the hustle and bustle, winning 50/50 tackles and all the kind of stuff.

“People think he’s a bit lazy, but he’s a Rolls Royce. Different class, and he always has to play.”

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Chelsea investment making sense

Yes, plenty have doubted the decision from the Blues to bring Havertz to Stamford Bridge for £71million in 2020.

However, it looks like they are now beginning to get a proper return on their investment.

The left-footer, who’s looking really effective as the lead centre-forward at present, had a slightly underwhelming first season. He did end up scoring the winning goal in the Champions League final, though.

It really feels like he’s growing into his role under Tuchel.

He’s the complete package in attack with his pace, strength and technique.

If he can find the consistency in his game like in recent weeks, Havertz can end up repaying the transfer fee he cost.

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A sports journalist who graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016 and is a Chelsea supporter. Loves anything football or cricket related when it comes to England.