The programme for our Premier League game against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday is available to order now.
There’s an exclusive interview with Kai Havertz inside, in which he opens up on his first season in English football and his recent form in the forward role being described by some as a ‘false nine’ position, and by others as an out-and-out frontman. So how does he view it?
‘To be honest, I don’t know!’ Havertz explains. ‘I play somewhere up front – number nine, number 10, something in between – to be honest, I don’t know 100 per cent.
‘I just enjoy the position right now because I feel very good there. I have a lot of fast strikers next to me right now, so that’s very nice and I think it’s the perfect position for me. I can be dangerous in the box, I can have the ball a lot and that is what I like, so right now it’s very nice for me in this position.
‘I think the first year wasn’t very easy for me but I think I’m getting better and better, getting more confidence. But, for me, the team effort was the most important thing this season, and that we get victories – that’s more important than my own personal things. But, of course, I always want to play my best and I’m getting better now, so it feels good.’
There’s a celebratory ‘One Club: Two Champions League Finals’ spread, and we also mark Chelsea Women’s incredible title-winning campaign, while Thomas Tuchel and Cesar Azpilicueta offer their take on a week to remember for the club, and reiterate the need for continued focus for an intense run-in.
Elsewhere in the programme, Pat Nevin previews the game, Chelsea legend John Hollins tells us about his ‘goal of the century’ against Arsenal in August 1970, and we relive the 2006/07 campaign, when we embarked on what remains the longest-running tilt at a quadruple in English football history.
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