With Willian leaving the club and additions needed to strengthen the squad, Frank Lampard took to the market this summer. Being the most expensive German signing at the age of 21 comes with a lot of pressure and very high expectations.
The German wonderkid has been prolific for Bayer Leverkusen and offers various attacking positions, making him the perfect man for Chelsea.
Havertz had a shaky start in the blue of Chelsea, having only played an hour against Brighton and 45 minutes against Liverpool. And critical fans took to social media. However, in typical Havertz style, he answered his doubters with a hat-trick against Barnsley in the Carabao Cup. He followed this up with an accomplished showing against West Brom, and showed the full depth of his quality against Crystal Palace.
What makes Havertz special is not just his knack for scoring goals but the ability to move the ball high up the pitch during counter attacks, while also working hard to regain possession.
Havertz is a different signing — he is not only a replacement but a long-term project at Chelsea. Someone who should have a large impact needs time to settle in and the backing of fans.
At 21, with a bright future, it looks like he’s come to the Bridge to stay. Havertz will have the opportunity to win some silverware and the potential to become one of the Chelsea’s legends alongside Lampard and Didier Drogba.