Kai Havertz, No. 29, Attacking midfielder, Germany
Kai Havertz has struggled this season due to a number of reasons. He is still adjusting to the physicality and a tough bout of the coronavirus. Tuchel fielded him in a rather free role behind the striker and ahead of the midfield against Wolves. He had the positional freedom to roam around and look for openings. Some of his runs showed the type of player that Chelsea paid a fortune for. There were definitely some positives as he was constantly in the opposition’s box and made some neat passes. This type of free role might help Chelsea unlock the potential of Kai Havertz. He has linked up well with Tammy Abraham in the past. Expect another strong performance from the German against Burnley as he finally gets into his groove.
Tammy Abraham, No. 9, Striker, England
Tammy Abraham embodies the spirit and culture of Stamford Bridge. He has been written off on numerous occasions and he has fought his way back into the eleven every time. Olivier Giroud started against Wolves, but he proved to be rather ineffective, as he wasn’t involved in the linkup play. This is due to the fact that the ball mostly came into the back from the right, and Giroud just didn’t have a good day at finishing. Against a physical and defensive side like Burnley, Abraham would be a great fit as he would be able to unlock them and find spaces for other forwards to move into.
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