The Blues spent big this summer to bolster Frank Lampard’s squad, moving quickly to secure their targets with a deal for Werner wrapped up all the way back in June – with the striker even forfeiting his participation in the Champions League with RB Leipzig.
Havertz’s move took a little longer, though, with Chelsea only agreeing a £71million deal with Bayer Leverkusen at the start of this month following protracted negotiations.
The 21-year-old had no end of suitors prior to moving to Stamford Bridge, with the likes of Real Madrid and Bayern Munich tracking him, and there had been suggestions he would wait a year until those clubs could afford him next summer.
But, with a helping hand from Werner as well as fellow Germany teammate Antonio Rudiger, Chelsea were able to persuade Havertz to move to west London.
‘When I found out from the media that Chelsea were in for him, of course I immediately made the idea of a change palatable to him,’ Werner told cfbayern.com.
‘Since I’d been in his position a few weeks before him, I was able to tell Kai what kind of plan the manager had for both of us if he decided to join.’
While Werner has looked lively despite not scoring in his first two Premier League outings, Havertz has been a little slower in adapting and was sacrificed at half-time against Liverpool after Andreas Christensen had been sent off.
Speaking about Havertz’s start to life at Chelsea, Lampard said: ‘I think the main point at the minute with Kai is getting him fit.
‘He is heavily, what I mentioned about the squad, in pre-season mode, because of the situation we aren’t in a position where we can bring in players, back-up players with big levels of money, that we can wait and integrate him into the team.
‘Kai has come here to be a huge talent for this team and we just need to get him fit and ready and then the position will become very clear.’