Chelsea fans were so excited to see their new man Kai Havertz in action that they werenât too bothered about where exactly he played.
In the end, the Blues played a slightly odd 4 2 2 2 formation, which saw the German midfielder slightly lost out on the right wing.
That was likely a product of the players available to Frank Lampard for Monday nightâs opening game, and we likely wonât see repeated too often.In his first press conference at the club, which took place just now, live on the clubâs 5th Stand app, the former Bayer Leverkusen midfielder revealed without hesitation that his âbest position is as a number 10â.
Thereâs not much room for debate there, and it works nicely. His height and aerial ability make him a real threat in the opposition box, so playing him centrally makes more sense than out wide, and his technical skill and eye for goal are also best deployed as far forward as possible.
Once Christian Pulisic is back in action on the right, weâre sure Havertz is going to slot right into his favoured role.