Germany boss Hansi Flick gives fitness update on Chelsea's Kai Havertz

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German national team, World Cup qualifying, final training before the match Armenia - Germany, side court of the Volkswagen Arena. Coach Hansi Flick (2nd from left) discusses with the players, including Ilkay G├╝ndogan (r) and Kai Havertz.

Kai Havertz is ‘completely fit’ and will start in Germany’s World Cup qualifier against Armenia on Sunday, Hansi Flick has confirmed.

The Chelsea midfielder had previously been unable to partake in training due to a minor thigh problem, while he missed the 9-0 thrashing of Liechtenstein on Thursday due to suspension.

But in a welcome boost for the Blues and Thomas Tuchel, Havertz has now returned to training and is fully fit.

“Marc-Andr├ę ter Stegen will play from the start and we are also assuming that Kai will be able to play,” Germany boss Flick told reporters on Saturday.

“He trained with the team for the first time today and so he is completely fit and ready to play. He will also start.”

Chelsea travel to Leicester next Sunday in a bid to solidify their place at the top of the Premier League table.

The Blues are on 26 points after 11 games, with Manchester City and West Ham, who occupy second and third spot respectively, both trailing them by three points.

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Kai Havertz, ─░lkay G├╝ndo─čan and Leroy San├ę of Germany looks a training session of the German national football team on November 13, 2021 in Wolfsburg, Germany.

“We’ve been having a brilliant season,” Ex-Chelsea goalkeeper and the club’s technical and performance advisor Petr Cech told talkSPORT earlier this week.

“The coaching stuff has done a great job because we had a lot of players on international duty and pre-season was really affected by that.

"To be in the position we are now, it’s great credit to everyone. It has been a great pleasure to watch every game in the Premier League, there has been great drama and everybody can beat everybody.

“It will not be a two-horse race for the title.”

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