Germany boss Hansi Flick issues injury update on Chelsea star Kai Havertz after training absence



Germany manager Hansi Flick has given Chelsea fans the news that they wanted to hear after revealing Kai Havertz was fit to start their next match against Armenia.

The 22-year-old has missed several training sessions with his country this week due to a pain in his thigh.

He sat out of Thursday’s emphatic 9-0 win over Liechtenstein due to suspension but has since returned to training with Die Mannschaft.

Havertz then missed training yet again on Friday due to the same issue but, thankfully for Blues fans, Flick provided an update on the injury on Saturday, with Germany in action against Armenia on Sunday in Yerevan.

“Marc [ter Stegen] will play from the beginning, we also assume that Kai can play,” said the former Bayern Munich boss.

“He trained with the team for the first time today, he is fit and will play from the start.”

Havertz has so far played 16 matches for Chelsea this season and already has four goals and two assists to his name.

The midfielder has regularly been deployed as a centre-forward during the absence of Romelu Luakkau through injury and built well on his debut season in England that saw him score the winner in the Champions League final against Manchester City in May.

Most recently, Havertz scored Chelsea’s only goal in their 1-1 draw with Burnley in the Premier League, with the Blues currently three points clear at the top of the table after 11 games played.

The German might have played his last match as a centre-forward for some time in that match, however, with Lukaku potentially returning after the international break.

Havertz was also on the receiving end of a Thomas Tuchel tirade on the sidelines, with the coach screaming at his compatriot for a lazy touch in the first half.





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