Kai Havertz may have given a hint on why he struggled on his debut against Brighton on Monday night.

The Germany International who joined Chelsea in the summer for about £72m made his debut on the right-wing against Brighton struggled for majority of the match.

The fact that he started the game at all was more surprising, given how little preparation time he’s had.

And speaking after the game, the 21-year-old revealed why he struggled in his first minutes in English football.

“It was a very tough game, very difficult because I had long holidays and I came back and trained for five or six days with the team,” he explained.

“More important is that we won so I am very happy to make my debut. The Premier League is much tougher than the Bundesliga. I have seen that in training and saw it in the game as well. But I am happy to play 80 minutes and hopefully next week I will continue.”

The blues are set to face Liverpool next and with the possible return of Ziyech and Pulisic, Kai might play more central against the English champions.