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Frank Lampard’s team have made wavs by signing Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Hakim Ziyech, Malang Sarr and Thiago Silva.
And they don’t seem keen on slowing down yet. one player who continues to be linked with the Blues is West Ham and England midfielder Declan Rice.
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But former Blues player Craig Burley said both players will be eyeing up the German’s spot after just two games.
Speaking to ESPN FC, Burley said: “I’m sure the lad is testing his fitness and finding his feet and surroundings.
“But he found himself on the field in a more central role with Werner at times playing off the left and Mason Mount on the right, but again he was underwhelming.
“Not questioning his talent, but for the first two games he’s certainly a player that when Pulisic and Ziyech are fit, he’s going to be the one coming under threat because of his first two performances.”
He told Sky Sports ”I looked at Chelsea last season as being a 4-3-3 team, and now and again Frank threw a three at the back in tactically in big games. He beat Jose Mourinho twice and he beat Guardiola here.
“He went to 4-2-3-1 at Brighton with Havertz on the right. Today, he played him in a false nine.
“He’s obviously a quality player, there’s no doubt about that. But I’m already thinking, ‘where does Havertz play?’ even after just two games.
“He will play as Frank has paid big money for him, but where does he fit into a 4-3-3?
“He almost looks like a No 10 and we don’t see that much in football nowadays.
“He’s either going to have to be part of the front three in a wide position or he’s going to have to be part of a midfield three and be the attacking player from the midfield.
“Certainly where he played today, I don’t think that suited Chelsea. It may have suited him having played for Leverkusen in the false nine, but it will be a challenge working out where Chelsea are going to play all these players.”
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