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Timo Werner and Kai Havertz admit Premier League is 'much tougher' than Bundesliga

Timo Werner and Kai Havertz admit Premier League is 'much tougher' than Bundesliga

Chelsea new boys Timo Werner and Kai Havertz both made their debuts for the London club on Monday as they won 3-1 against Brighton.

The performance from Chelsea overall was not the best, with them struggling against a very solid Brighton side, yet there were some sparks of brilliance from the Chelsea side.

However, whilst Werner was frightening in attack, with his pace troubling Brighton's back line on numerous occasions, Havertz was left to completely drift out of the game on the right-wing.

Havertz's natural position is more of a central attacking midfielder or second striker, and with the injuries that Chelsea have right now, Frank Lampard had no choice but to shift him to the wings for the game.

In their respective post-match interviews, the pair did not refrain from speaking on the difference between the Bundesliga and the Premier League.

Werner said that he had "never played against three defenders like this so tall, so big massive defenders".

Werner also played on with a minor injury after he was brought down by Brighton goalkeeper Mathew Ryan in the first half, winning his side a penalty which Jorginho calmly dispatched.

Havertz also spoke about his struggles on the pitch, saying "It was a very tough game, very difficult because I had long holidays and I came back and trained for five or six days with the team".

He added that "The Premier League is much tougher than the Bundesliga. I have seen that in training and saw it in the game as well."

Havertz played 80 minutes of the game, as he was substituted for Callum Hudson-Odoi, with Chelsea having a big game against Liverpool in the weekend.

Chelsea have plenty of players out due to injury, with many of them set to return over the coming weeks, including new signings Ben Chilwell, Hakim Ziyech, Thiago Silva and star Christian Pulisic.


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