CHELSEA star Kai Havertz again missed training at Cobham yesterday.
The German has been absent from the Blues’ last two games after sustaining a knock early on in Thomas Tuchel’s tenure.
Kai Havertz started Tuchel’s first game in charge against WolvesCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Teenager Tino Anjorin, right, took part in trainingCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Fellow teens Lewis Bate and Billy Gilmour were involvedCredit: Getty Images – Getty
But the £70million summer signing is yet to return to the training field.
Havertz, 21, started Tuchel’s first game in charge as the Blues drew 0-0 with Wolves a fortnight ago.
He then managed a ten minute cameo against Burnley before sustaining his knock.
The Blues have won both games in his absence, with fellow attacking midfielder Mason Mount delivering a man-of-the-match performance against Spurs, prior to the 2-1 triumph at Sheffield United.
In total, Havertz has managed five goals and six assists to date.
One of these goals came in the FA Cup against Morecambe in the third round.
And Tuchel would hope to have him available as the Blues resume their campaign against Barnsley on Friday night.
German Tuchel, 47, dished out the instructions at CobhamCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Ben Chilwell and Tammy Abraham tussled for possessionCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Players didn’t shirk a tackle during the sessionCredit: Getty Images – Getty
A number of youngsters will be hoping for involvement, having been given a taste of first-team training by Tuchel this week.
Exciting starlets Lewis Bate, Levi Colvill, Tino Livramento and Tino Anjorin were all put through their paces by Chelsea’s new boss.
The latter has already had a glimpse of senior involvement, having made four appearances under Frank Lampard.