Chelsea see themselves as ‘hunters’ to Manchester City and Liverpool, says Kai Havertz

Kai Havertz hopes Chelsea can bridge the gap to Liverpool and Man City this season (Picture: Getty)

Kai Havertz has said Chelsea see themselves as the ’hunters’ to Liverpool and Manchester City andt hopes that they can mount a Premier League title challenge. 

Chelsea went from strength to strength during new boss Thomas Tuchel’s first campaign at Stamford Bridge, which culminated in the Blues winning the Champions League and finishing fourth in the Premier League. 

This season, the west London side have four wins and a draw in all competitions, including a 1-1 draw away to Liverpool, in a game where they played with ten men for the entire second half. 

Havertz, who scored the winner in the Champions League final against City, insists winning the European competition last term does not give them a divine right to win the domestic league this season. 

‘The last couple of years, Liverpool and Manchester City have been the best and only because we won the champions League we can’t just say this year we’re going to win it [Premier League],’ he told Sky Sports.

‘Of course we have the quality, we have the players to win the league but it’s not about saying that after the fourth game, it’s too early to say it.

Havertz admits he doesn’t want to be remembered as just a Champions League final scorer (Getty)

‘We’ve also said we’re the hunters of Liverpool and City, because they’ve showed in the last few years that they are unbelievable and we want to show that we are ourselves after the Champions League title.’

The German midfielder also admitted that he doesn’t want his career to be defined by the Champions League winning goal, and wants to kick on and win more trophies this season.

He said: ‘I don’t want to speak every day about the Champions League. I want to have new challenges and then at the end of the career I can think about what happened so this year is a new challenge for me.’

Chelsea will be hoping to continue their unbeaten start to the new campaign when they travel to Spurs on Sunday.  

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