Four ways Kai Havertz will fit into Frank Lampard’s starting XI at Chelsea next season

Having secured the signings of Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech, Chelsea are now on the hunt for Kai Havertz.

The deal is getting closer with negotiations having opened between the Blues and Bayer Leverkusen, with the player keen on a move to Stamford Bridge.

It would be another huge statement from the west London side, who secured Champions League football for next season with a win over Wolves at the weekend.

Havertz still has the Europa League to play with the German side, but he is certainly open to a step up in his career.

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“Leverkusen are a great club, I feel good,” Havertz told Sport Bild. “I have always said that. But, of course, I want to take the next step in my career at some point. That’s my ambition.

“I’m ready to take a big step and I like challenges. For me, this also includes abroad. The coach is a very important person for me. It must be a good fit.”

Havertz netted 12 Bundesliga goals and added another six assists during the 2019/20 campaign, but where would he fit into Frank Lampard’s side?

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Striker

Tammy Abraham has impressed in his first Premier League season as Chelsea’s number nine, while Olivier Giroud has proved his worth to the Blues in the Champions League run-in.

But for Lampard, having Havertz as well would add another dimension to the front line, with the Germany international at times having led the line for Leverkusen.

It’s not his preferred position, but he is decent in the air and also a decent finisher, which is something Lampard is looking for.

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