Published: Fri, September 18, 2020
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Chelsea signing Havertz: I always dreamed of learning from Lampard

Chelsea signing Havertz: I always dreamed of learning from Lampard

'Of course it's a big price tag but I think in football today it is normal to pay these prices, ' said Havertz. "Now I am here, it feels right and good". That's why I'm here. Out of those new arrivals only Werner and Havertz were available to play in their opening 3-1 Premier League win at Brighton on Monday night.

Chelsea FC are now preparing for their Premier League showdown against defending champions Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening.

Aachen-born Havertz has already blossomed into a goalscoring midfielder of genuine class despite his youth, boasting a host of similarities to his new Chelsea boss Lampard.

'I loved him as a player, watching him as a kid.

I'm trying to focus on football and trying to play my best football here in Chelsea.

Chelsea's new number eleven said: "The football in the Premier League fits me very well". As a kid I saw the Premier League a lot, for me it was constantly the very best league on the planet, with the very best groups, and I'm now extremely delighted to play in among the very best groups in England and the world also.

"But he called me a lot, we had a lot of conversations, he texted me a lot and he sent me some videos where he could show me what style of football he wants to play", Werner said.

But for a player's passing ability to really impress Frank Lampard whose vision produced over Premier League assists in his playing career, it must be on another level.

"It is another way here to play football".

But there are certainly no regrets about the move to what he described as the "world's best league".

"Maybe I need two or three games, but in the end I want to play as good as possible and have no excuses to say "I have to adapt after 10 or 15 games". He gave me a lot to improve myself on in different positions. Of course, Chelsea is a huge club and for me it's a huge action to come to another nation, another culture, another language, it's extremely various than previously and naturally that requires some days, some weeks to adjust.

"I've always dreamed of playing in a league like that and for me the dream came through very early".

"Now it seems a bit unreal for me and my family that I am sitting here for a club like Chelsea". Now we have a very strong team, and a young team that can develop and go through a period of a long time where we can stay together because we are young.

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