Kai Havertz in frame for long awaited first OTW upgrade

It's been a difficult season for Chelsea's Kai Havertz.

The German arrived at Stamford Bridge with huge expectation following his £72 million move from Bayer Leverkusen - a record deal for the Blues.

Starting slow

The 21-year-old joined mid-pandemic, and soon after arriving at the club, contracted Coronavirus himself, and ended up suffering with Long Covid.

A League Cup hat-trick against Barnsley was the only performance of note in the first half of the season for the attacking midfielder - but his fortunes have changed since the arrival of new manager Thomas Tuchel, and Havertz's brace against local rivals Fulham looks to be his best - and most important - display to date.

It should spell good news for the German in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, with an in-form card hopefully on the way in TOTW 32 - which would increase his Ones to Watch item also.

Predicted Rating

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POSITIONS, POSITIONS - Given Chelsea's fluid front three, there's no knowing what position Kai Havertz would be labelled with

With an 85 base rating, we are expecting Havertz to climb to an 87 rating follow his performance against Fulham.

If it had come earlier in the season, this may have only risen by one - but with just a handful more opportunities for his rating to climb - and to keep the community interested amongst the Team of the Season promo - an 87 rating seems the most likely outcome.

As for stats, Havertz's dribbling should rise to around 87, pace could go to 86 - and we expect his finishing to rise to 84 at the very least.

What's more interesting is Havertz's potential position.

Chelsea play a fluid front three under Thomas Tuchel, with Havertz lining up alingside fellow German Timo Werner as well as Hakim Ziyech in attack.

According to transfermarkt, Ziyech operated as a number 10 - with the two German internationals acting as a strike partnership - so Havertz could even be given a striker card.

Is the wait over?

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ON HOLD - Havertz's OTW item is yet to receive an upgrade

At the start of FIFA 21, Havertz - alongside Chelsea teammates Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and Thiago Silva - was awarded a dynamic Ones to Watch item - which would upgrade if he made the Team of the Week.

The card arrived in the FUT marked on 14 October, meaning that we've been waiting over five months for the attacking midfielder to make the TOTW.

With Havertz a huge FIFA player himself, let's hope he can start playing with a new upgraded card.

The community is already bracing itself for a Havertz upgrade, with his market price going from 60,000 coins before the Fulham match, to as high as 180,000 coins follow his performance.

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