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Chelsea star “technically brilliant but lazy” and looking like Mesut Ozil says pundit

Chelsea have now lost two games on the bounce after defeats to Man City and Juventus, with ex-England star Peter Crouch pointing out a major flaw in Blues playmaker Kai Havertz’s game

Peter Crouch has criticised Chelsea midfielder Kai Havertz’s “lazy and laboured” performance in the 1-0 Champions League defeat to Juventus on Wednesday night.

Havertz was given a start by Thomas Tuchel after being left out of the starting line-up against Manchester City but failed to find his rhythm and create chances against Juventus’ famously solid defence.

The German missed Chelsea’s best chance of the match when he headed over a Ben Chilwell corner in injury time.

And former Liverpool striker and BT Sport pundit Crouch believes Havertz shares similarities with compatriot Mesut Ozil, who was known for his outstanding quality on the ball but low-work rate during his time at Arsenal.

The German missed Chelsea’s best chance of the match when he headed over a Ben Chilwell corner in injury time.

And former Liverpool striker and BT Sport pundit Crouch believes Havertz shares similarities with compatriot Mesut Ozil, who was known for his outstanding quality on the ball but low-work rate during his time at Arsenal.

Speaking on BT Sport, Crouch said: “I thought Ziyech and Havertz were very disappointing.

“I think Havertz reminds me of Ozil, he does things where it comes easy to him and he looks technically brilliant but he can also look lazy and laboured at times and he can frustrate you and I thought tonight they were frustrating.”

Crouch went on to add that the Blues heavily missed Mason Mount, with the midfielder having missed the clash due to injury.

“He [Mount] has the same quality as those boys but there’s more urgency.

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