New Chelsea signings Kai Havertz and Timo Werner are ‘ready to explode’, says Pat Nevin

Chelsea invested heavily in the two Germans (Picture: Getty Images)

Former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin believes Kai Havertz and Timo Werner are ‘bubbling’ under the surface and ‘ready to explode onto the scene’.

It was an almost unprecedented summer transfer window for the Blues as Frank Lampard was backed with £226.1 million worth of new signings.

Havertz was the marquee player brought in from Bayer Leverkusen for £70 million after an incredible season for the Bundesliga side, in which he scored 16 goals in all competitions

The Germany international has so far struggled to replicate that good form, despite bagging a hat-trick in the 6-0 Carabao Cup win over Barnsley and providing a fine assist for Calum Hudson-Odoi’s goal in the 3-3 draw with West Bromich Albion in the league.

Werner scored his first Blues goal in the Carabao Cup defeat to Spurs (Picture: Getty Images)

While his compatriot Werner has looked relatively sharper, the 24-year-old has registered just one goal for the Blues so far.

With the pair due to go off on international duty with Germany, Nevin says they will benefit from more game time to build up their fitness and expects them to ‘explode’ when they return.

‘We are still waiting for the expected explosion of goals from the newer players,’ Nevin told the club’s official website.’

‘Obviously Kai Havertz (three), Ben Chilwell (one) and Timo Werner (one) are each already off the mark, but it still feels like Timo and Kai are just bubbling under ready to explode onto the scene.

‘For once I think the Chelsea staff might be absolutely delighted to see many of these players leave on international duty, but why?

‘I reckon the likes of Kai and Timo both need as many games as possible to get themselves not only up to their own levels of mid-season match fitness, but higher still to the level expected week in and week out in the Premier League.

‘Unless they are injured on international duty, they will all come back in better condition than when they left, especially if they can get a full game or two under their belts for their own countries.’

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