Havertz has enjoyed a strong start to the season for Chelsea, opening the scoring against Liverpool and being called up to the Germany squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers

Thomas Tuchel has been in discussions with Germany national team head coach Hansi Flick over the best position for young star Kai Havertz at Chelsea.

The German has played in four different positions over the last two seasons, since joining the Blues from Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen for £72million.

Havertz scored five goals and notched six assists from that position last season, helping Chelsea to a top four finish and he has already scored his first goal of the season, producing a stunning header to open the scoring against Liverpool on Saturday.

That saw Havertz frequently called upon to lead the line, with arguably his best performance in a Chelsea shirt coming in that position.

However, Havertz has mainly played on the wing for Die Mannschaft, but Flick believes he can make the switch to a more central role if required.

That is a change in position that Flick has admitted to discussing with Havertz boss at club level Tuchel.

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I do believe that Kai can play in the centre,” he said in an interview with German news organisation SportBILD.

“I exchanged ideas with Thomas Tuchel. I can well imagine that he can also play in the centre.”

Havertz could be given a taste of his new position on the international stage as early as next week, having been included in Flick’s first squad announcement.

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