Connect with us

A View From The Bridge

“Ahead of Havertz”- Chelsea urged to start academy starlet over misfiring German

Published

on

AC Milan are considering a move for Chelsea striker Armando Broja.

Club News: Darren Bent believes Armando Broja should start ahead of Kai Havertz

Speaking to talkSPORT (h/t Evening Standard), Darren Bent believes that Armando Broja should be starting ahead of Kai Havertz for Chelsea. He believes that Broja is a ‘perfect centre-forward’ at the club.

Havertz has been leading the line under Thomas Tuchel for quite some time. The German international, who is actually an attacking midfielder, usually played as a false nine under the German manager in the second half of last season.

But Bent believes Broja should be starting ahead of Havertz. The Albanian is a number nine by trade and Bent believes that if given the chance, he will score goals for the club.

“If they create chances for him, he will score goals. He showed that at Southampton. I think he should be their No.9. At No.9, I’d play him ahead of Havertz.”

The 20-year-old Slough-born Albanian spent the last season on loan at Southampton. It was there where he showed everyone his capability and potential. The striker scored 9 times for the Saints last season and emerged as one of the best young players in the league.

His talent did not go unnoticed and West Ham United showed concrete interest to sign him this summer, but that came to no avail. Tuchel wanted to assess the player first and included him in his pre-season squad. But an early injury in training meant he had to return home without playing any game.

Chelsea signed Timo Werner in 2020 following his exceptional form in the Bundesliga. But ever since moving to Stamford Bridge, the German has struggled in front of goal. Romelu Lukaku was signed last season and he also failed to convince in the number nine role.

 Tuchel has been urged to start Armando Broja. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Tuchel has been urged to start Armando Broja. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Tuchel has signed Raheem Sterling this summer and though he is a winger, it would not be surprising to see him play down the middle at times. A proper number nine is required and Bent believes that Broja could be that.

The loss against Arsenal last weekend could be a wake-up call for Tuchel. Chelsea would see the way their competition have a recognised number nine going into the next season. Havertz is largely a number 10 and it’s not fair for people to point fingers at him if he isn’t the deadliest finisher in the world.

It is, however, fair to want Tuchel to play a tried and tested natural centre-forward in that role. Broja may lack experience right now but he has shown that he has what it takes to make it big.

More Chelsea News

The pre-season tour of the United States is over and the players will now play a friendly in Italy before returning back to Cobham. Whom Tuchel starts to lead his line on the opening matchday remains to be open for discussion.

Latest News

Father of Rafael Leao entertains questions on his son's future as a transfer blow to Chelsea. Father of Rafael Leao entertains questions on his son's future as a transfer blow to Chelsea.
A View From The Bridge14 hours ago

Plettenberg hands Chelsea boost in pursuit of 23-year-old Portugal international

Transfer News: Chelsea handed boost in their pursuit of Rafael Leao after Manchester United cool interest According to German journalist...

Former USMNT striker gives verdict on Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic and him potentially playing for Real Madrid. Former USMNT striker gives verdict on Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic and him potentially playing for Real Madrid.
A View From The Bridge15 hours ago

“We created chances”- Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic on USA’s draw vs England

International: Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic gives his verdict after USMNT draw against England Chelsea and USMNT winger Christian Pulisic has...

Konrad Laimer of Leipzig in action against Liverpool. Konrad Laimer of Leipzig in action against Liverpool.
A View From The Bridge15 hours ago

Journo: 25-year-old Chelsea target is “leaning towards” Bayern Munich transfer

Chelsea set to miss out on RB Leipzig midfielder Konrad Laimer with Bayern Munich leading the race Chelsea look set...

Cesare Casadei names Ruben Loftus-Cheek as the surprise midfielder he wished to learn from. Cesare Casadei names Ruben Loftus-Cheek as the surprise midfielder he wished to learn from.
A View From The Bridge16 hours ago

“Joy of seeing him at Chelsea”- Serie A club chief gives verdict on losing midfield starlet

Inter Milan chief Roberto Samaden gives his verdict on losing Cesare Casadei to Chelsea Inter Milan academy director Roberto Samaden...

Illan Meslier in action for Leeds United. (imago Images) Illan Meslier in action for Leeds United. (imago Images)
A View From The Bridge17 hours ago

Chelsea and Manchester United to battle it out for 22-year-old French star

Transfer News: Chelsea and Manchester United set to battle it out for Leeds United goalkeeper Illan Meslier Chelsea and rivals...

Transfer News: Chelsea target Joao Felix content at Atletico Madrid. Transfer News: Chelsea target Joao Felix content at Atletico Madrid.
A View From The Bridge18 hours ago

Transfer News: Chelsea keeping tabs on Atletico Madrid star playing at 2022 World Cup

Transfer News: Chelsea keeping tabs on Atletico Madrid and Portugal striker Joao Felix Chelsea are keeping tabs on Atletico Madrid...

Advertisement

Tags