Werner hits back at Havertz criticism over Chelsea performances

Timo Werner has backed Kai Havertz to improve but believes the former Leverkusen star is already delivering for Chelsea.

Havertz has scored four goals and added two assists for Chelsea this campaign but has been accused of failing to impress during matches.

After the 3-0 victory over Burnley, former Chelsea defender Frank Leboeuf accused Havertz of ‘disappearing’ during games and said he was ‘not convinced’ by his start at Stamford Bridge.

But Werner says Havertz has already shown his quality for the club and believes his Germany teammate will get even better for the blues.

‘I know Kai very well and he is one of the most talented players in the whole world,’ Timo Werner said ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League game with Rennes on Wednesday.

‘He’s a young boy who’s 21 and can learn a lot but already he can play like a very, very old and wise player.

‘I think he feels very well here. He’s a little bit like me, we talk a lot about settling in and he is very happy to be here. ‘In a lot of games he has showed what his strengths are and what can bring into the team.

‘For Kai it’s important to score but I think how you can see in his games he is much more than scoring goals as a midfield player.

‘He plays a lot of key passes, the movements he makes for other players. He is very talented so good and I think will get better and better every game.

‘Like me, he has come to a new country with a new language and a new style of football and you have to learn but I think he’s played very well and we will see a lot more good games from him.’


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