Kai Havertz relishing chance to link up with Romelu Lukaku

Tom Gott
Kai Havertz is excited for the upcoming season
Kai Havertz is excited for the upcoming season / JOSE COELHO/Getty Images

Chelsea forward Kai Havertz has confessed he is looking forward to linking up with new signing Romelu Lukaku at Stamford Bridge.

Lukaku sealed his £97.5m return to Chelsea earlier this month, with Thomas Tuchel identifying him as the perfect man to help get the most out of the other forwards at the club, namely Havertz and Timo Werner.

Having seen Lukaku rack up 64 goals and 16 assists in just 95 appearances for Inter, Havertz admitted to Bild that he is drooling over the possibility of working alongside the Belgian next year.

"Romelu is a great striker," he said. "He has proven what he is capable of, including recently at the European Championships.

"He's a reinforcement for every club in the world, and I'll be very happy when I can get some assists for him."

Alongside Havertz, the hope is that Werner will benefit from Lukaku's arrival too. The former RB Leipzig man had a mixed debut season at Chelsea -12 goals and 15 assists is solid, but pales in comparison to the 34 and 13 he managed in his final year in Germany.

The two expensive Germans both started to find their groove following the arrival of manager Thomas Tuchel, and Havertz is hopeful that the pair's momentum will continue over the coming season.

"I hope [things will be easier]," Havertz said. "The start for both of us wasn't that good.

Kai Havertz
Havertz has high hopes for his partnership with Werner / Julian Finney/Getty Images

"Having said that, we feel totally at easy. We have got used to the football, the way of life, the people. Hopefully, after a tricky year of the pandemic and everything else, things will now be easier.

"The return of fans is fantastic, it creates a completely different atmosphere and is one of the main reasons why I wanted to go to England."