Havertz speaks on Potter’s tactics
Chelsea’s Kai Havertz played as the central striker during the recent 3-1 win against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.
However, it was noticeable that he interchanged a lot with other forward players, notably Joao Felix, and would come deep for the ball or even drift out wide.
The German star in a post-match statement said it was a specific tactical instruction from Graham Potter, to allow the front free to play more.
Havertz admitted he likes the freedom he is being allowed in the role.
‘I like this position, it is quite a free role and I’m allowed to come deeper,’ added Kai.
‘Having said that, I also like to play as a number nine so having those options is good. Whatever the manager wants me to do for the team, I’m happy.
‘With the system we are playing at the moment, it’s very fluid. It means I can be free, especially offensively, and I can find spaces to play from.’