Chelsea target this highly-rated German duo to bolster their squad

Kai Havertz and Timo Werner, Germany (Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)
Kai Havertz and Timo Werner, Germany (Photo by VI Images via Getty Images) /

Chelsea have been keeping tabs on Havertz and Werner for a while now. Will Lampard finally make a move?

With Bundesliga in full flow and teams scouting for players, it has become a race to see who can sign Germany’s two prized possessions, Timo Werner of RB Leipzig and Kai Havertz of Bayer Leverkusen.

Both players have hit excellent form since the league resumed, Werner scoring a hat-trick against Mainz to put his goals tally for the season to 30. In contrast, Havertz scored a brace boosting his figures to 18 involvements – 11 goals and 7 assists –  higher than any other player in the Bundesliga in 2020.

According to Football.London, Havertz is linked with English giants Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool alongside Werner. Havertz will have just two years left on his contract after this season, which would typically make it ideal to exit this summer , but Leverkusen are willing to hold on for an extra year unless they get at least €100m.

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Werner is not expected to stay the full duration of his RB Leipzig contract due to his €60 million release clause expiring on June 15. Ralf Rangnick, Head of sport and development at Red Bull, believes that when Werner leaves, he would be suited to a team like Liverpool who play attacking football. But Owen Hargreaves has told Timo Werner that Chelsea “could be a good fit” for him after urging the RB Leipzig striker not to join Liverpool especially with Bobby Firmino in the ranks.

What do Werner and Havertz add to Chelsea?

Werner beyond his goal scoring prowess of 30 goals and several assists, has shown off specific skills which make him a guaranteed success in the Premier League. His quick movement behind defenders, holding play up and setting up fellow teammates in perfect positions is going to help any club lacking creativity. Other skills include an incredible first touch, agility and calmly slotting the ball into the net from Leipzig’s counter-attacks

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Timo Werner for RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga: 

2016/17: 31 games, 21 goals, 7 assists

2017/18: 32 games, 13 goals, 8 assists

2018/19: 30 games, 16 goals, 9 assists

2019/20: 27 games, 24 goals, 7 assists

As per Footy stats, He has averaged 0.97 goals per game, which is significantly higher than his last two season of 0.54 and 0.47 goals per game.He has 0.28 assists per match as well making him a team player as well.

Havertz is a midfield hybrid of Ozil-Ballack having that rare combination of size, speed and skill. In the recent game against Monchengladbach, he clocked a top speed of 34.89km/h. Havertz later made it 11 goals in his past 15 appearances and four since football’s resumption from the penalty spot just short of the hour mark, following up on a brace away to Werder Bremen.He has been involved in every goal in the last 6 Bundesliga games for Leverkusen with five goals and three assists.

He has a simple approach similar to Iniesta and Xavi with a constant source of movement into spaces. Dropping in deep to get the team forward and feeds the ball to the wings before rushing into a dangerous position to finish off the move. Havertz’s versatile nature means he can work alongside Tammy Abraham or play as a false nine depending on Lampard’s formation. Premier League might be more physical, but last few Bundesliga games have shown he can hold up against bulky defenders.

According to Footy stats, Kai Havertz has played 24 matches totaling 2035 minutes and has 0.22 assists and 0.41 goals per game and will flourish under Lampard’s guidance.

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Can Lampard add these two exciting prospects to his Chelsea side?