Chelsea behind the scenes: Kai Havertz transfer latest, Kepa’s future and pre-season plan

The off-season, brief as it may be, has arrived, meaning Frank Lampard and his players are enjoying a short break before the 2020/21 Premier League campaign gets underway in just over four weeks.

There is still plenty going on behind the scenes, though, with transfer talk heating up.

Our senior reporter Alan Smith jumped on Facebook live last night to field your questions.

Kai Havertz remains the player fans are most interested in and the Bayer Leverkusen captain dominated the early parts of the conversation.

Beyond that there were some questions about the defence, focusing on a run through the centre back options and which of the four in this season’s squad is most likely to drop out should Chelsea strengthen in that particular area.

Kepa, whose future as first-choice goalkeeper is in doubt, also comes up in conversation, along with the shortened pre-season and why the Jadon Sancho to Manchester United standoff shows why there should be no

You can watch the recording in the video above and make sure to send any further questions to Alan on Twitter and he will answer them in a live webchat on Friday afternoon.

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If written content is more your thing, there is plenty of end of season content to get stuck into.

You can read our goal of the season nominations, 102 narrowed down to four, right here or appraisals for all 27 players used by Lampard in the Premier League campaign just gone.

And, speaking of Kepa, was this moment the final nail for the Spaniard?