Timo Werner and Kai Havertz started on the bench for Chelsea as they slumped to a 1-1 draw against Aston Villa on Monday evening.
The Blues had a golden opportunity to leapfrog Manchester United to go into the top four with a win against Villa but Frank Lampard’s side was ultimately pegged back by Dean Smith’s men.
One change that is clear to see from the outside is for Werner and Havertz to play in their natural positions.
Werner and Havertz were given just 18 minutes to make a difference on Monday.
According to WhoScored, Werner has played as a centre forward just four times this season in 26 games while Havertz has played centrally only six times.
This is Chelsea’s biggest obstacle to being more potent in attack and while there is no point denying that both Werner and Havertz have been poor recently, they won’t improve while being played out of position.
Chelsea have now dropped points in nine games this season which means the Blues only have a 43% chance of winning in their next game.
Lampard’s side faces Manchester City next depending on Pep Guardiola’s COVID-19 situation, with their game on Monday being postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak at the club.