Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel given advice on how to get the best out of Kai Havertz by Germany chief Hansi Flick

THOMAS TUCHEL has had a tough task working out the best position to get the best out of Kai Havertz.

But Havertz's German national coach Hansi Flick thinks he's got the solution for the Blues boss' Havertz headache.


Although the 22-year-old attacker usually plays as a No10, Tuchel's also started him as a No9, a half striker and a winger.

However, Flick reckons Havertz will flourish in the centre, which is an idea he's shared with Tuchel before.

While speaking to SportBild, Flick said: "I exchanged ideas with Thomas Tuchel. I can well imagine that he can also play in the centre."

The Blues boss previously revealed that he likes Havertz to be high up the pitch where he can use his speed to drive at defences and be clinical in front of goal.

He said: "I feel Kai is very comfortable in high positions, to drop into half spaces from the high positions to turn and drive with the ball and use his speed.

"But he also arrives very naturally in the box to finish our attacks. He is comfortable in finishing."

Havertz has had a slow start at Stamford Bridge since joining for a whopping £71m from Bayer Leverkusen last summer.

He only managed to scrape together five goals in 30 Premier League appearances during his debut season.

And the youngster himself acknowledged that he had to step up his game at the club.

Havertz admitted: "I have to improve my game. It has not been easy for me but there are no excuses.

“I just have to keep on working and hopefully there will be a big turnaround soon. I will give it my best.”

But Blues fans will be hoping he's started a new chapter this season following his stunning header against Liverpool last week.

Havertz got his head on to the end of a corner, and despite having his back away from the goal, he still managed to loop the ball into the net.

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