Chelsea’s biggest signing this season, Kai Havertz, has finally hit his form last night in the match against Everton. There is no doubt that he ran the show and it was tough luck for him to not get on the score sheet. The German superstar was supposed to be the one who would give a completely new perspective to the attack and Frank Lampard spent a lot of money and time trying to bring him to Chelsea from Bayer Leverkusen. It is about time he showed his true abilities and the player hopes that he can continue upon this form.
The 21-year-old attacking midfielder had a lot of trouble fitting into the Premier League. Firstly, the Bundesliga is a less aggressive league and there was definitely a problem of adaptation, that even Timo Werner is facing. Secondly, he was suffering from the Coronavirus and had to be sidelined for quite a while. Upon his return to the field, he failed to live up to expectations and he did not look confident on the ball at all. When Thomas Tuchel replaced the Chelsea legend in the managerial position, everyone thought that now the German would finally be used properly in the team.
Kai Havertz finally showing his true potential against Everton
His first result under Tuchel was disappointing, to say the least. He started in the 0-0 match against Wolves but failed to make any significant impact. His star against the Toffees is only his second start under Tuchel and this time he did not disappoint. He was played in the false nine position with Werner and Callum Hudson-Odoi giving support from both sides. He got two assists in the game and should have gotten his name on the scoreboard but sadly a deflection meant that it was given as an own goal. He did find the back of the net again but it was deemed as a handball after a VAR check.
Havertz is not very disappointed by not scoring, however, and he is very pleased with his man-of-the-match performance. In an interview with The 5th Stand, the official Chelsea app, he said,
It is difficult to say [if it is my best performance for Chelsea] but the first few months were difficult for me, I hope that I will get a lot of confidence now and carry on like this.”
“Of course, it wasn’t easy to come here where everything was new. I have been here for seven months now though, so now it is time to perform.
“I know that in myself, I know many people have doubts about me. I just keep on going and working, trying to help my team in every training session and game. That’s the most important. I hope this performance will give me a lot of confidence. I hope to continue like this.” – Source Goal
Tuchel was also impressed by the young midfielder’s incredible performance and we can now say that the Germans have truly arrived. Werner is still having problems finding the back of the net but he is still trying and his work rate is second to none. The club has truly changed under the leadership of the former Paris Saint-Germain manager and the Blues currently sit in 4th place, four points behind second place, Manchester United.
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