• The Blues are struggling despite having a stacked squad this season
  • Kai Havertz is hardly showing efficiency with Chelsea
  • Jamie Carragher feels the Blues have no clear plans for the German player

Chelsea FC is stacked when it comes to offensive options, bringing in a talented bunch that included Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and Kai Havertz. With a wealth of options, some feel that the Blues may have overdone it. One of them is former English defender Jamie Carragher.

The former defender, who played for Liverpool FC from 1996 to 2013, continues to question the motives and plans of Chelsea for the 21-year-old German. The Blues acquired Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen for a reported initial fee of $83 million, but things have not panned out since he arrived at Stamford Bridge.

Havertz has already seen action for the Blues in 14 matches but only has a lone goal and assist to show for it. None of them were decisive since October, Goal reported.

Though his stats look better across all competitions with four goals and four passes in 2020, Carragher feels that Frank Lampard already has more than enough options and that signing Havertz was not necessary.

“I look at Kai Havertz and wonder if Chelsea really needed to sign him last summer? He is obviously a player of great potential, but it never works buying a player because he is so highly rated, unless you have a predetermined idea where he will fit into the side,” Carragher wrote in The Telegraph.

The former English defender feels that Lampard may have too much talent at his disposal and is struggling to find the right one for the Blues. It is an issue that hardly comes as a surprise. Hence, he also agrees with Lampard that Chelsea may not have what it takes to win the Premier League this season.

The Blues are currently running sixth in the Premier League and three points behind Bayern Munchen in the Champions League. They have had an inconsistent run and have dropped several matches.

That list includes bowing to Everton, Wolverhampton and Arsenal. In their last match, they settled for a draw with Aston Villa at home on Monday. Their last taste of victory was on Dec. 21 against West Ham, 3-0.

Seeing results this early may be far-fetched, but things could be different after this season. For now, they have to take care of business. Chelsea's next schedule will be on Sunday when it faces Manchester City at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League at 11:30 a.m. EST.

Germany midfielder Kai Havertz sat out Leverkusen's 2-1 win over Bayern Munich last November due to injury
Germany midfielder Kai Havertz sat out Leverkusen's 2-1 win over Bayern Munich last November due to injury AFP / Ina Fassbender