“Chelsea board has been told to ditch £150k-a-week Star” – To secure Chelsea signing that Potter needs

“Chelsea board has been told to ditch £150k-a-week Star” – To secure Chelsea signing that Potter needs

The Chelsea board has been instructed to let go of Kai Havertz and sign a striker who can be a true asset. Stewart Potter

There is no denying that Chelsea is one of the top teams in the league, and they have some world-class players, but they are still lacking a world-class striker.

Kai Havertz is now Graham Potter’s top man, and while he performs admirably occasionally, he lacks natural goal-scoring ability and has had a difficult season.

The German failed to score against Fulham at the weekend, and Tony Cascarino, a former Blues forward, suggested that Havertz is not the appropriate choice to lead Chelsea’s attack and urged the team to try to recruit Aleksander Mitrovic instead.

On talkSPORT, Cascarino said, “You may point at the center-forward position, like many have, and we’ll talk about ‘Chelsea didn’t acquire a center-forward,’ which is a valid criticism.

“Since Havertz doesn’t take the initiative in this discussion, I’m confident we’ll bring up Havertz. He doesn’t do a few things very well according to everything I was taught about being a center-forward and everything I know about center-forwards. Graham Potter is unaware of that.

“Moving the squad up the pitch is essentially what leading the line entails. You can hold onto the ball a little bit longer when it gets into you so the team can move past you.

That’s not what he does. He makes little flicks and touches, some of which stick and others of which don’t. But it’s not a play for the center forward.

When he wins a header, he doesn’t really flick the ball anyplace, even when he leaps into the air.

“You may say, ‘Well he’s not the largest,’ but Havertz, who is now 23 and six feet one inches tall, could lead the line much more effectively. He’s just not a natural center-forward, in my opinion.

Aleksandar Mitrovic, the go-to striker for Fulham who has already scored an outstanding 11 goals this season, was lauded by Cascarino as the striker who could support Potter.

Cascarino continued, “You’ve got to look at Mitrovic’s return as well; he’s been terrific for them.” He holds the ball aloft even as he plays. Exactly what Chelsea needs up front right now. Someone needs to bring the ball in, hold it up and lay it off, enter the penalty area, and initiate a cross.

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