Havertz hopes to hit top gear after poor start

Kai Havertz struggled to adjust to the pressures of the Premier League since joining Chelsea from Bayer Leverkusen, but the German midfielder has now settled in and feels he has a promising future at Stamford Bridge.

According to Premier League statistics, Havertz has only scored one goal and provided two assists in the league since joining Leverkusen for a reported 71 million pounds ($97.80 million).

After being sidelined by Covid-19 in November, the 21-year-old was mainly used as a backup by Thomas Tuchel before suffering an injury last month.

“It’s been a tough season,” Havertz said after Germany’s 1-0 win over Romania in Sunday’s 2022 World Cup qualifier. “I know that things haven’t been going smoothly.

“But I think that’s normal when you first go abroad. It takes half a year or longer to adjust.

“I think that things are going well right now so I don’t want to overthink those negative impressions from the past. I am positive and hope that the next weeks will be every bit as good.”

The Blues are in fourth position in the Premier League with 51 points and will play West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge on Saturday following the international break.