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Kai Havertz complacency provides West Ham with a great chance to shock Chelsea

Kai Havertz has warned his Chelsea teammates about the threats that West Ham will pose this afternoon at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea play host to the Hammers at Stamford Bridge in the two o’clock Premier League kick-off today.

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The Blues desperately need a win in order to cement their place in third spot in the table whilst West Ham need a positive result to keep alive our hopes of a top six finish. A win would give us an outside chance of finishing inside the top four as well.

The Hammers have only won once at Stamford Bridge since 2002 (11v11) and we all understand how hard it will be to get three points this afternoon.

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The Chelsea players will know that they will be in for a tough afternoon against us as well though…

Kai Havertz warns Chelsea about West Ham threat

The 22-year-old German has played a key role for Thomas Tuchel so far this season with 13 goals and five assists to his name in 41 games (Transfermarkt).

He will undoubtedly start for Chelsea today against West Ham and he is a player that Moyes’s men need to keep in check, if we are to have any chance of leaving Stamford Bridge with maximum points this afternoon.

Havertz outlined how he and his teammates need to be very aware of the threats posed by West Ham as well though, when speaking to Chelsea’s official website:

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“West Ham are very tough to play against. They are a very physical team and you don’t find a lot of spaces or solutions against them. When you have one then you have to show up and try to use it.”

Havertz seems to be focused on how hard we are to break down as a team rather than the dangers that we can pose when going forward.

Hopefully that comes back to bite the Blues. If we take the game to them and get on the front foot from the very first whistle, perhaps we can shock the home side.

Let’s hope that Chelsea struggle to break down West Ham this afternoon and that we manage to cause them all sorts of problems in their defensive third.

A win against the Blues could end up being a huge result come the end of the season.

One thing’s for sure, we absolutely cannot afford to lose this afternoon, if we are to keep alive our hopes of a top six finish.

With Eintracht Frankfurt just around the corner, Moyes may mix things up with his starting XI today. Whatever team he picks should still be capable of giving Chelsea a real game though.

Kai Havertz has warned his Chelsea teammates what to expect from West Ham from a defensive perspective. And now it’s all down to the attacking players to turn up for 90 minutes and give the Blues a torrid afternoon.

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