BBC pundit Ian Wright has praised the link-up play between Chelsea trio Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Mason Mount in the 3-3 draw against Southampton yesterday.
Most of the headlines were taken up by the Blues’ poor defensive display but Wright says that if manager Frank Lampard can sort out the problems at the back, there is a huge potential in regards to the team’s forward line:
“You look at Werner, Mount and Havertz… something is happening between them. Once Chelsea can get it all going, I think they’re going to cause problems. I wasn’t worried about him [Werner] not getting goals. Once they get it going, they will be a real problem. They need to cut out the mistakes because going forward they look really dangerous.”
On yesterday’s showing, it’s clear that the likes of Havertz and Werner, in particular, will cause havoc against a large majority of teams in the Premier League. The Germans showed during the international break that they are on the same wavelength, and it is certainly exciting to see how they will link up with the likes of Hakim Ziyech at club level.
As yesterday showed, though, Chelsea can score all the goals they like but they won’t win anything until they have a settled backline. Hopefully, the return of Edouard Mendy and Thiago Silva soon will go some way to resolving those issues.