Chelsea have got some absolute speed demons in their team including Antonio Rudiger, Kurt Zouma and Kai Havertz but when it comes to the fastest there has been some dispute
Kai Havertz is torn over who is the fastest player at Chelsea – but came to an agreement with Antonio Rudiger.
It comes as the Blues prepare to fly out the traps in the Premier League when the new season starts.
After winning the Champions League last season, Thomas Tuchel will want to build on that success.
Chelsea are pining to win the Premier League – a trophy they have not lifted since 2017 – though they may feel they finally have the squad to rival Manchester City, especially with Romelu Lukaku set to join.
Havertz endured a difficult first few months in west London before scoring the winning goal in the Champions League final to mark himself as a folklore legend at Stamford Bridge.
And he is one of several players who will be hoping to make a quick start to proceedings this season as they prepare to take on Crystal Palace this Saturday.
The Germany international might not be the quickest but he has a good idea of who has got the best pace – but he cannot decide on who exactly.
The former Bayer Leverkusen star was torn between his two countrymen at the club – Timo Werner and Rudiger.
“From acceleration, like the first few metres, I would say Timo,” Havertz told Chelsea’s official channel.
“But also Toni is very fast, but I think more across longer distances.
“Who else? I’m not sure. I would go for Toni and Timo.”
Listening in on the answers was Rudiger, who admitted he had to agree with Havertz as he added: “I have my own style of running.
“Yeah, like Kai said I think in the first few metres it’s Timo.
“But yeah when it comes to longer, I think it’s me.”
Before Chelsea kick off their Premier League season, they must face Villarreal in the UEFA Super Cup – a competition the Blues have failed to win on both of their previous occasions.
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In 2012, they lost to Atletico Madrid after Falcao scored a hat-trick while penalty heartbreak was to hit the west London outfit when Lukaku – in his first spell at the club – missed his spot-kick against Bayern Munich.
But Tuchel is confident ahead of the meeting with Unai Emery, who he succeeded as manager at Paris Saint-Germain.
He said: “I have huge respect for Villarreal, I have huge respect for Unai Emery.
“I mean, they can call the [UEFA Europa League] trophy the Unai Emery trophy soon! This guy is incredible. He’s played five finals and won it four times – this is crazy.
“And with Spanish teams, you have to be very careful. They love this game, and they play this game for ball possession, and they play it with lots and lots of genuine courage.
“So I think they will approach this game [feeling that] they have nothing to lose. But what nicer thing than to start the season with a European final. We will take it very, very seriously and do as best we can to take the next trophy home.”
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