Havertz stars as Chelsea sink top-four rivals Everton | The Guardian Nigeria News

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Everton’s English goalkeeper Jordan Pickford brings down Chelsea’s German midfielder Kai Havertz for a penalty during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge in London on March 8, 2021. (Photo by JOHN SIBLEY / POOL / AFP)

Chelsea cemented their grip on fourth place in the Premier League as Kai Havertz finally delivered an influential display in their vital 2-0 win against top-four rivals Everton on Monday.

Havertz has endured a disappointing first season following his £70 million ($96 million) move from Bayer Leverkusen last year.

But the Germany midfielder was given a rare start by Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel and he responded by playing the key role in both goals at Stamford Bridge.

Havertz’s shot was deflected into the Everton net for a Ben Godfrey own goal in the first half.

The 21-year-old hasn’t scored in the league since October, but Tuchel entrusted him with an important role as Chelsea’s false nine and his…



Source: Guardian Newspaper