Board told to ditch Havertz – secure Chelsea signing that Potter needs


The Chelsea  board have been told to ditch Kai Havertz and sign a striker that could really help out Graham Potter

The club are one of the best sides in the game – there is no doubt about that and have some world class players – but the one thing that they are missing is a world class striker.

Graham Potter is currently using Kai Havertz as his top man – and he does ok at times – but he is not a natural goal-scorer that can hold the ball up etc – and has struggled this season,

The German, and Chelsea, once again failed to find the net against Fulham at the weekend and former Blues forward Tony Cascarino said Havertz is not the right man to spearhead the clubs attack – and encouraged the club to try and sign Aleksander Mitrovic

“You can point at the centre-forward position which many have and we’ll talk about ‘Chelsea didn’t buy a centre-forward’, which is a valid point,” Cascarino said on talkSPORT.

“I’m sure we’ll talk about Havertz in this conversation because Havertz doesn’t lead the line. All the things I got taught as a centre-forward, and all the centre-forwards I know, he doesn’t do a number of things very well. And Graham Potter doesn’t recognise that.

“Leading the line is basically bringing the team higher up the pitch. When the ball comes into you, you can keep it a little bit longer and the team can allow to get beyond you.

“He doesn’t do that. He does little flicks and touches, some of them come off and some don’t. But it’s not a centre-forward play.

“Even when he jumps in the air with his flick-ons, he doesn’t really flick it anywhere when he wins a header.

“You could argue ‘well he’s not the biggest’, Havertz now is 23, he’s six foot one, he could lead the line way better. I just don’t think he’s a natural centre-forward.”

Cascarino praised Fulham talisman Aleksandar Mitrovic, who has netted an already impressive 11 goals this season,  and claimed that he is the striker that could help out Potter

“You’ve got to look at Mitrovic’s return as well, he’s been brilliant for them,” Cascarino added. “Even the way he plays, he holds up the ball. Just exactly what Chelsea need at the moment up front. Someone to bring that ball in, hold it up and lay it off, get in the box, get on crosses.

“That’s what you need and Mitro does that perfectly. He’s one of those players that you’d love to have in your side. And I know Potter will be saying ‘I wish I had someone like him.’”

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