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Kai Havertz has badly missed the point with comments ahead of Chelsea vs West Ham

Kai Havertz has spoken ahead of the Chelsea vs West Ham clash and highlighted how solid and defensively sound the Hammers are as a team.

In doing so though, he completely disregarded the threats we will pose Chelsea as an attacking team.

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The Hammers travel to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea in the two o’clock Premier League kick-off this afternoon.

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It’s a huge game for both teams. the Blues need to win in order to cement their place inside the top three whilst West Ham need a positive result to keep alive our hopes of a top six finish.

It should be a cracking game of football on display at Stamford Bridge with both teams capable of producing some excellent fotoball.

One Chelsea player seems to have completely disregarded one of our most potent threats though…

Kai Havertz speaks ahead of Chelsea vs West Ham

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.”

Sure, West Ham are a well-organised team – one that is very hard to break down.

Havertz has forgotten about how potent we can be in the final third as well though.

The Hammers are the sixth highest scorers in the Premier League and we can be devastating on the counter attack.

Chelsea found that out first hand at the London Stadium back in December.

Hopefully West Ham ask the Chelsea back-line plenty of questions this afternoon because they proved on Wednesday night against Arsenal that they can be vulnerable to say the least inside their own third.


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