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Chelsea striker Kai Havertz: ‘Everything that can go wrong went wrong for us this year’

Chelsea attacker Kai Havertz has expressed disappointment with his side’s season saying everything possible has gone wrong for them this term.

The Blues currently languish in 12th place in the Premier League with 39 points.

Chelsea crashed out of the two domestic cups early following defeats against Manchester City, while Real Madrid eliminated them from the Champions League with ease.

They have endured a torrid campaign in the first year under their new owners. They have bloated the squad, making cohesion impossible.

They also sacked Thomas Tuchel abruptly and have not replaced him wisely. Havertz said Tuchel’s sacking surprised everyone and affected the team.

He told Sky Germany: “Everything that can go wrong went wrong for us this year.

“The season actually started relatively quietly. We had a change of ownership which was a massive change for the club.

“And then Thomas Tuchel was fired, which of course, always makes a difference in a team like this when you’ve been successful with a coach, and he gets fired out of nowhere.”

When Tuchel left, they replaced him with Graham Potter, but he failed to galvanise them into a winning team.

Many people doubted the former Brighton & Hove Albion manager’s pedigree. After seven months, Chelsea dismissed him.

They then hired Frank Lampard, who already had an unremarkable spell as the club’s manager.

His performance as Everton’s manager was poor, but the Blues hired him until the end of the season. He has lost his five games since joining the club for his second spell.

Havertz said their backs are against the wall, and it is on the players to deliver the required performance in the last few games.

Any plans to salvage their season must start tonight with their clash against Arsenal tonight. Havertz is available after missing Chelsea’s loss to Brentford.

The German international believes the onus is on Chelsea to annoy the Gunners in their Premier League title race.

“We hope to tease Arsenal a little bit,” Havertz added. “They’re in the title fight now, which is where we want to be.

“And if you can beat your opponent, that’s always good for the fans.”

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