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Jamie Carragher unsure if Kai Havertz will fit into Chelsea

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Havertz was taken off at half-time during Chelsea’s defeat to Liverpool due to Andreas Christensen’s red card

Jamie Carragher believes Frank Lampard has a dilemma involving summer signing Kai Havertz.

The £75million-plus signing from Bayer Leverkusen started Chelsea’s 2-0 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday but played out wide.about:blank

And Carragher believes that’s not how the Blues will get the best out of the Germany international who scored 18 and assisted nine last season in a more central role.

“Looking at the game already, I think of last season and I think of Chelsea being a 4-3-3 team, with now and again Frank throwing a three-at-the-back team in,” said the former Liverpool defender

“Tactically in big games, he beat Jose Mourinho twice, he beat Pep Guardiola, I thought there were really good signs tactically from Frank and how he changed things. He went to 4-2-3-1 at Brighton – Havertz was on the right – today, he went with him as a false nine.

“He’s obviously a quality player, but I do look and I’m already thinking – even though we’re just two games in – where does Havertz play?

“He will play. But where does he fit into a 4-3-3. He almost looks like a number 10 and we don’t see them in football as much now.

“He’s either gonna have to be part of the front three from a wide position, or he’s gonna have to be part of the midfield three and be the attacking player.”

Havertz was taken off at half-time in the Liverpool clash with Lampard bringing on Fikayo Tomori to fill in the defensive gap caused by Andreas Christensen’s red card on the brink of half-time.

Chelsea went on to lose 2-0 with Sadio Mane scoring twice in four minutes early in the second half.

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