Kai Havertz’s form in the latter stages of the 2020/21 season will have been really encouraging for Chelsea supporters.
The 22-year-old arrived at Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2020 for a club-record fee of £72million, coming to England with massive expectations after showcasing his brilliant talent in the Bundesliga for Bayer Leverkusen.
However, it took some time for Havertz to adapt to life in west London, which is understandable and to be expected given the current circumstances.
Moving to a new country from abroad is always difficult, but Havertz, as well as his Germany team-mate Timo Werner, did so during a pandemic.
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Despite this, the German attacker started to come into his own in the latter stages of the campaign.
The former Leverkusen star scored four goals in his final 11 appearances of the season in all competitions – including the biggest one of his career so far; the winning strike in the Champions League final triumph over Manchester City.
His all-round performance massively improved too, with Thomas Tuchel seemingly having a positive impact on his compatriot.
But, according to former West Germany forward Klaus Fischer, Havertz “doesn’t feel comfortable” in the role he’s being asked to play by Tuchel, despite his clear upturn in form.
The German has been used in a fluid role, playing behind Werner, at times, but has also filled in as a ‘false nine’ on the odd occasion.
Fischer spoke about Havertz to Goal, via the Mirror : “I saw him in the Champions League final against Manchester City and he played brilliantly.
“He is a young player who has a great left foot, but he’s not a real centre-forward, that’s clear to see.
“He certainly doesn’t feel comfortable there, but he’s a huge talent, he plays in one of the best teams in the world at…