Kai Havertz has often been accused of being too emotionless. The £62 million forward has had a horrid season so far at Chelsea. However, Chelsea steered to a dominant 2-0 win at Everton, riding on the back of Havertz’s efforts in the opponent’s penalty box. The victory sees Tuchel’s side extend their undefeated streak to 11.
The result at Everton also sees Chelsea cement their fourth place, after Liverpool had suffered another defeat at Anfield, this game week. The Londoners can now hopefully look at chasing down second and third-placed Manchester United and Leicester City, with ten games left to play. The gap to them is four points and three points respectively.
Positive Trend For Chelsea
The Chelsea side’s undefeated strike is also a testament to the change that Tuchel has managed to bring to the side. Although Frank Lampard was the one to have made the signings, he was failing miserably at utilizing them. However, under Tuchel’s guidance, Havertz, Timo Werner, as well as Mason Mount all seem to have found their rhythm.
However, Havertz still has not got a second goal to his name in the Premier League. In the match against Everton, his shot was deflected off of Everton defender Ben Godfrey and ended up in the back of the net. The goal was deemed an own goal. The second goal was a penalty that Havertz drew, and was converted by Jorginho. He struck the back of the net as well on his third attempt but it was ruled offside.
Of course, just one match is still too little to definitively say that Havertz is finally showing his worth. However, the change in the mentality of the players is a sign of Tuchel’s massive influence, for certain.
Tuchel praised the 21-year-old and expressed his hopes on Havertz and Chelsea continuing in the same vein.