Chelsea news: Kai Havertz fires Liverpool warning after ‘tough’ Premier League debut | Football | Sport
Kai Havertz believes Chelsea can take points from Liverpool as the two sides prepare to meet at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. The German international, who arrived from Bayer Leverkusen for an initial £72million, got his first taste of action for the Blues on Monday night at Brighton.
He was handed a start by Frank Lampard but was largely ineffective after being deployed out wide in a 4-3-3 system.
Frank Lampard had warned supporters before the match that he was putting no pressure of Havertz or Timo Werner to hit the ground running.
It wasn’t the best performances from the Blues but it was enough to get the job done and seal all three points ahead of the visit of Liverpool on Sunday.
Havertz has revealed he found it difficult against the Seagulls before adding that Chelsea have nothing to fear when they take on the Premier League champions at the weekend.
Chelsea will have their Premier League title credentials put to the test against the Reds, who will also be looking to lay down a marker.
The Blues did beat Liverpool at Stamford Bridge last season in the FA Cup and recently played out a 5-3 thriller at Anfield less than two months ago.
Liverpool did visit west London nearly a year ago to the day last season and returned to Merseyside with all three points following a 2-1 victory.
Now Lampard’s side are a different kettle of fish having secured several marquee signings this summer including former Liverpool target Timo Werner.
The former RB Leipzig striker won a penalty last night at the Amex Stadium and looks ready to take the Premier League by storm.