It has been a torrid period for both Chelsea and head coach Frank Lampard in recent weeks.
After climbing to the top of the Premier League table in early-December, following an impressive 3-1 win over Leeds United at Stamford Bridge, the Blues’ title charge has taken a huge nose-dive recently.
The Blues have won just one of their last six Premier League outings, a run which has consisted of four defeats, including a 3-1 reverse to Manchester City on Sunday at Stamford Bridge, with Pep Guardiola’s side producing a first half masterclass to leave Lampard and his players with a huge mountain to climb.
Chelsea’s current form is a reason for concern. The Blues, who face League Two outfit Morecambe on Sunday in the FA Cup, invested heavily in the squad during the summer, spending more than £220million on seven new arrivals.
Whilst the Blues’ summer recruitment drive did feature the arrivals of experienced duo Thiago Silva, who is now 36, and 27-year-old Hakim Ziyech, the club did draft in players under the age of 25, such as the likes of Ben Chilwell, who is 24, Timo Werner, who is also the same age, and 21-year-old Kai Havertz, meaning there is the prospect of their respective valuations increasing in years to come.
Although Havertz and Werner have not hit the high notes that were expected of them since arriving in the Premier League last summer, there is still confidence from everyone associated with the Blues that they will soon start to find their feet and adapt to English football.
Admittedly, the current signs, based on their form, are not particularly encouraging, with Werner currently on a run 12 games without a goal and Havertz has produced just one assist in his last 10 Premier League appearances.
But despite their current troubles, the duo’s stock remains high, with them destined to enjoy lucrative careers at the very top of world football.
And that prediction that people hold has been backed up by the latest data provided by the CIES Football Observatory, who rank both Havertz and Werner as the 10th and 11th most valuable players in Europe, respectively.
The website’s algorithm believes Havertz is currently worth €136million whilst Werner is valued at €135.1million. That means that the pair have a combined valuation of €271.1million.
However, Havertz and Werner are not the only two Chelsea players to have made the top 20, with Mason Mount having also made the cut. The attacking-midfielder, who has scored just one goal in 23 outings this season, has been ranked in 17th place, valued at €109.3million.
Therefore, the total valuation of the trio stands at €380.4million, which is a huge amount of money in today’s market.
That means that the trio are valued at €122.6million more than Liverpool stars Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane combined. Salah is valued at €134million, meaning both Havertz and Werner are more valuable than the Egyptian ace, whilst Mane, who is ranked at 14th on the list, is valued at €123.8m.
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Elsewhere, Mount, Havertz and Werner all, individually, have higher valuations than Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane, who is valued at €107million.
The other names on the list include Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland, who has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge in recent weeks, Manchester United duo Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes, as well as PSG sensation Kylian Mbappe.
Rashford tops the charts with a current valuation of €165.6million.