Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has revealed that Kai Havertz is best ranked as quantity 9 slightly than quantity 10.
The German frontman entered Chelsea’s 0-0 draw with Leeds at Elland Street.
He didn’t score however confirmed some promise in attack and may get a a lot wanted goal soon.
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Havertz hasn’t bagged a goal for Chelsea within the Premier League since October.
Speaking concerning the player’s best place, Tuchel advised BT Sport (by way of BBC Sport): “He is quantity 9 as a result of he likes to be excessive and not essentially drop to 10 and turn. He likes to get excessive and get to the field.
“He loves being there and having the final contact. Here is to me why he played quantity 9 right now. ”
Each teams hit the crossbar within the draw. Tyler Roberts reduce Edouard Mendy well and was unfortunate to not score the opener, together with his shot hitting the bar.
Luke Ayling’s clearance then bounced off Diego Llorente and hit the Whites’ woodwork.
When requested concerning the general performance, Tuchel continued: “It is very troublesome to play on the pitch. Very slippery and bouncy. We had a few probabilities to go on however they’re bothering you and pushing you.
“You made a goal to consider. Generally it is like this. I do not need to be too harsh.
“So long as we’ve got probabilities and touches within the field and do not quit too many probabilities the outcomes will likely be there. We have to settle for this. ”
Chelsea saved one other clear sheet due to a superb save from Edouard Mendy. Raphinha denied a powerful hand within the second half.
Speaking concerning the clear sheet, Tuchel said: “It offers us confidence not to surrender. We’re disappointed within the dressing room [with the result] and it is a good sign. ”
The end result places Chelsea at 51 points after 29 video games. Their superior goal distinction makes West Ham unlikely to leap them this weekend.
Tuchel will now turn his consideration to the Champions League. The Blues host Atletico Madrid at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
They’ve an mixture 1-0 lead left Nice winner Olivier Giroud within the first leg.