Kai Havertz at Chelsea: Footage emerges from midfielder’s first training session


Chelsea fans can’t wait for the 2020-21 Premier League season to begin.

They’ve sat back and watched their club complete a flurry of hugely exciting signings in recent weeks.

Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner arrived from Ajax and RB Leipzig, respectively, earlier in the window, before Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr completed their moves to Stamford Bridge.

And if that wasn’t enough, Chelsea went and splashed £71 million on the talented Kai Havertz earlier this week.

The 21-year-old midfielder is widely regarded as one of the most gifted young players in world football and Chelsea fans are thrilled with his acquisition.

A couple of days on from the news of his arrival and many fans are still struggling to believe that they’ve actually signed the Germany international…

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Havertz took part in his first training session with his new employers on Saturday under the watchful eye of his new boss, Frank Lampard.

Footage from the session shows the attacking midfielder scoring several goals with both his left and right feet…

He was also seen chatting with Lampard and other members of Chelsea’s coaching staff…

In an interview with Chelsea’s official website, Havertz revealed that Lampard had played a key role in his decision to join the Blues.

“Of course he had a big impact on my decision because I loved him as a player and watched him very often, and I think I can learn from him now he is a manager as well,” Havertz said. “I think he is a very humble person and a great guy and I can’t wait to play with him and learn from him.

“He was very offensive like me and he loves to score goals, and I love to score goals as well so I think he will help me a lot in my position. Also maybe on the things that I can improve and I can’t wait to work with him.”

Havertz is looking forward to playing with his new teammates and has already set his sights on winning silverware with his new employers.

“I think it is very exciting because Chelsea has very young players and I know some of the players like Timo [Werner] and Toni [Rudiger],” he continued. “I have played with them in the national team and they are good friends of mine and so I think this is very good for me. Also that Chelsea have very young players and English players and that is very nice and a big project. Hopefully we can have many successes.

“I want to achieve as much as possible, I try to do my best and of course it is a very big step. For me it is a new country, a new culture and it is difficult maybe in the first two or three weeks, but then I think I just want to play football and have fun with the boys. Of course I want to have big success and we want to win titles here. Chelsea is always a big club and they want to win titles and I try to do my best so we can achieve these things.”

And Havertz also has a special message for the Chelsea fans.

“First of all, thank you very much,” he added. “I am glad to be here and I read very many messages from them and they write to me very often on my social media account. So I saw that and cannot wait to play in front of the fans. I try to do my best to make them proud and I try to do my best so we have many successes.”

Havertz could make his Chelsea debut on September 14, when Lampard’s side begin their 2020-21 Premier League campaign away at Brighton.

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