Timo Werner and Kai Havertz each made their long-awaited Chelsea debuts on Monday night time because the Blues acquired their 2020/21 marketing campaign off to a successful begin at Brighton.
The three-1 victory was flattering for Frank Lampard’s facet, however whereas one debutant contributed to an underwhelming show, the opposite definitely didn’t.
Havertz suffered a quiet opening night time within the Premier League following his £72million transfer to Stamford Bridge, struggling to impose himself from a wide-right place.
In the meantime, Timo Werner was electrical up entrance, inflicting Brighton severe issues along with his tempo within the first-half and successful the penalty which opened the scoring.
Regardless of all eyes being on the brand new arrivals, it was Jorginho, Reece James and Kurt Zouma who acquired the targets for Chelsea.
However how did Havertz and Werner get on? talkSPORT.com takes a more in-depth look…
It is a man who can simply play wherever in assault, together with up entrance, however he regarded a bit misplaced on the right-wing.
Chelsea signed the German due to his versatility, nonetheless they now discover themselves completely overloaded with CAMs.
Havertz would’ve arguably been higher suited to the position which Ruben Loftus-Cheek performed, attacking from deeper and occupying a extra conventional No. 10 position.
Mason Mount, deployed on the left, most likely would’ve prefer to play there too.
That stated, regardless of a lazy cross-field move out of play, Havertz wasn’t dangerous.
It’s clear to see the 21-year-old has excellent technical means, and he additionally confirmed his willingness to get again and defend.
There wasn’t a lot for Blues followers to get enthusiastic about, however let’s not overlook this sensational expertise has solely been coaching along with his new teammates a short time.
Werner, then again, confirmed loads for Chelsea followers to get enthusiastic about.
They’d’ve identified the German was quick, however not that quick.
It was his blistering tempo which gained the Blues a penalty for his or her opening objective, and he regarded sharp as a tack all through.
A number of intelligent runs off the shoulder of the final defender went unrewarded, however he did a terrific job of stretching the Brighton defence, even when the service wasn’t there.
Identical to he did for Leipzig, Werner peeled into vast areas to elude the centre-backs earlier than drifting right into a extra central place, making him virtually unattainable to mark.
Regardless of fading within the second-half, it was a mightily spectacular debut, and it’s very onerous to forecast a season which doesn’t contain lots of targets for Werner.