Havertz was on the coronary heart of every part good about Thomas Tuchel’s aspect, and the 21-year-old undoubtedly produced his greatest efficiency of the season, scoring one and offering an help for the opposite.
Havertz hasn’t proven the type of kind that gained him his big-money transfer from Bayer Leverkusen final summer season.
However this was unquestionably his greatest efficiency of the season for the London outfit.
GOAL ⏱️ 8’’
Havertz acquired the ball simply contained in the field after a give-and-go with Callum Hudson-Odoi down on the right-hand aspect of the Palace half. Havertz turned in direction of aim, shifted the ball on to his left foot, and used the Palace defenders as a defend, bending the ball previous them into the underside nook of Vicente Guaita’s aim.
A splendidly executed strike, and his second of the season.
ASSIST ⏱️ 10’’
Two minutes later, Havertz turned supplier.
The away aspect put a number of passes collectively contained in the Palace half. Ben Chilwell discovered Havertz contained in the Palace penalty space.
Havertz’s slick go discovered Christian Pulisic, who took one contact to regulate the ball, and smashed a left foot shot into the Palace aim, giving Guaita with no likelihood to react.
🗝️ Key Stats
Havertz match stats
Havertz: What Next?
This was the type of efficiency that every one Chelsea followers have been ready for from Havertz since his arrival.
He’s suffered from being consistently shifted into totally different positions below the now-departed coach Frank Lampard. Havertz’s performances mirrored the uncertainty in Lampard’s tactical selections.
Patience is clearly wanted with the 21-year-old, however he shall be hoping that this efficiency in opposition to Palace will persuade Thomas Tuchel to maintain religion in him, and provides him a run of video games to show his value in England.