Ex-England worldwide has highlighted two Chelsea stars that he thinks the remainder of Thomas Tuchel’s table-topping side are “carrying” 5 video games into the brand new Premier League season
Former England and Liverpool star Michael Owen has dubbed league leaders Chelsea as a “ruthlessly efficient” side, however feels Thomas Tuchel’s males are “carrying” underperforming stars like Timo Werner and Kai Havertz.
Chelsea are one in all three sides who’ve taken 13 factors from their opening 5 Premier League fixtures, and sit prime forward of second-placed Liverpool and third-placed Manchester United, the latter of whom are two objectives shy of Chelsea and Liverpool’s aim distinction of 11.
The Blues most up-to-date league outing noticed them cruise previous Tottenham Hotspur on their very own patch, objectives from Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante and Antonio Rudiger sufficient to safe a powerful 3-0 away win over their London rivals.
Tuchel made his first marquee signing as Chelsea supervisor this summer season as he enticed former Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku to Stamford Bridge for the second time within the Belgian’s career for a payment of £98m.
Lukaku has taken to life again at Chelsea in his stride, notching three objectives in 4 Premier League video games and in consequence pushed Werner out of the beginning eleven, whereas Havertz is left to compete with the likes of Mason Mount, Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic for restricted attacking midfield locations.
Both Werner and Havertz have struggled to have a lot of an influence in Chelsea’s race to the highest of the desk, with only one league aim and help between the pair of them – a poor return contemplating their mixed switch payment of £117m.
Owen believes that Chelsea are ‘steamrolling’ groups, as he highlighted the strengths of Tuchel’s side.
“If I could describe them [Chelsea] in one way it would be: efficient,” Owen told Premier League Productions.
“They do not look like conceding a thing, they don’t look like scoring five or six goals, but they’re just brutal, ruthlessly efficient at the moment.
“They’ve obtained a centre-forward now [Lukaku], who you count on to trigger hazard each time he will get the ball, a focus they’ll hit it to, they’ve obtained runners off him, they’ll cross the ball and count on him to be in there.
“They’ve got a very solid base in midfield, big squad, they just look like they’re a well-oiled machine at the minute.
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“Even one or two injuries, as long as it’s not to the main man up front, they look like they’ve got cover in every position.”
Owen did go on to deal with the big-money signings of final summer season, explaining: “They’re actually carrying one or two players that aren’t really hitting it off; Werner’s not been a good signing as of yet, question marks about Havertz, he keeps playing him but I’m waiting to see him put in some really good performances.
“So there’s nonetheless a few gamers you count on to see a bit extra out of, however even with out them they are simply steamrolling.”