Kai Havertz explains Romelu Lukaku’s importance to Chelsea

Kai Havertz has revealed the importance of Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea despite having to adjust his role in the team with the arrival of the Belgian at Stamford Bridge.

Lukaku rejoined Chelsea in the summer for a club-record £97.5m from Inter Milan and has since scored four goals in nine appearances in all competitions for Thomas Tuchel’s side.

Havertz told the Blues’ website “We have a lot of offensive players and sometimes we also switch the system.

“Sometimes I play as a No.10, sometimes as a No.9.

“I like the position I’m playing in this system very much, I’m enjoying it. It’s my favourite position, somewhere up front, and it’s very nice also to play these positions with these good players here.

“Romelu’s now maybe the point every defender is looking to. Sometimes two or three defenders are just on him, so it gives us a lot more space around him. He’s now had a few games here, so also it’s getting better when you are used to playing with him.

“Of course, he’s a brilliant striker. I think in the last few matches he showed this very much.”