New Chelsea duo Timo Werner and Kai Havertz have been tipped to help Frank Lampard’s side achieve extraordinary things this season. The Blues have gone big this summer to help bolster Lampard’s options for the new campaign
Lampard was unable to make any signings during his first summer in charge due to a transfer ban while they were unable to bring anybody in during the January window.
But Chelsea have made up for that this summer with an outlay in excess of £200million on new recruits.
Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr have all joined Chelsea’s revolution – the latter of which will likely be sent out on loan.
But arguably the two most exciting signings at Stamford Bridge will be the German duo of Werner and Havertz.
Both young players have enjoyed a meteoric rise to stardom in the Bundesliga, establishing themselves as two of the best prospects in world football.
Werner has already got off the mark for Chelsea during their pre-season while Havertz has only just joined up with his new team-mates.
The Blues kick their season off with an opening fixture against Brighton.
And former Chelsea star Pat Nevin expects the pair of new signings to hit the ground running.
“It is hard not to be excited by Timo Werner for a kick off,” he told Chelsea’s official website.
“He scores in his first outing for the Blues against Brighton and then follows it up with a superb striker’s goal for Germany against Spain.
“He could well start the season on fire.
“Both he and Kai Havertz could take a little while to settle in, though I doubt it, but when they do the possibility of goals from both is extraordinary.
“Considering the fact that last season I felt we should build the next few years of the club around Christian Pulisic and his potential, we now have three of that standard and that is before you even begin to consider Hakim Ziyech and the quality kids that have come through up front, such as Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.”
Havertz joins as Chelsea’s record outfield signing for a fee reported to be around £71m.
Some have criticised such a big price for a young player unproven in the Premier League.
But Nevin believes it could easily prove to be good business in the long run.
“If you do not re-sell, let’s say, Kai Havertz and he stays for seven years, that would work out at around £10million per year transfer fee on the wonderkind,” he added.
“Suddenly that sounds like a very good bit of business indeed.”