CHELSEA star Kai Havertz could be used as a striker by manager Thomas Tuchel on a regular basis.

The 21-year-old, who usually plays as a midfielder, has struggled to adapt to the life in Premier League so far, scoring just once in 21 games.

Havertz started up front for Chelsea in their 0-0 draw at Leeds but wasted two good opportunities.

Speaking about the youngster after the match, Tuchel 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.

"He can play as a No.9, as a half striker or a winger. Today we used him as a No.9. I am happy, unfortunately he could not finish like he finishes in training or his talent allows him to finish.

"I trust him in this position."

Havertz has admitted that it is time for him to perform at Stamford Bridge following his £70million move from Bayer Leverkusen.


Chelsea's strikers have struggled to produce this season, with fellow summer signing Timo Werner managing just five Premier League goals to date.

Tammy Abraham and Jorginho are their joint top scorers in the league this season with six each.

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Chelsea continue to be linked with Erling Haaland, with former player Joe Cole urging them to sign the Borussia Dortmund striker.

The have also reportedly joined the race for Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman.

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