Chelsea are set to face off against the reigning Premier League champions on Sunday after starting off their season with a win over Brighton.
The Reds also cleared their first hurdle of the campaign after coming out on top of a thrilling 4-3 match against Leeds. Now, potentially two title challengers will lock horns in a bid to get a head start in this season’s race for glory.
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New Chelsea signing Kai Havertz has spoken out about how the Blues will be prepared going into the fixture at Stamford Bridge. Speaking to the Evening Standard, the 21-year-old said: “Of course, they are one of the best teams in the world. We show respect but we are a very great team as well.”
Havertz joins the west Londoners as their most recent recruit, joining Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell.
The Germany international featured for the Blues in their match against Brighton, but was unable to directly impact the result. According to Sofascore, despite not being involved in any goals scored, Havertz still managed an 89% pass rate, three tackled and one key pass.
“It will be a very hard game but for them also,” he continued. “We will work hard and I think we will have a chance to take points.”
Fellow title contenders Manchester City have a game in hand over Chelsea, so the Blues will be eager to get another three points on the board at the weekend.
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