Chelsea has continued their massive unbeaten run under new boss Thomas Tuchel. The Blues are now on the verge to consolidate the top-four spot as they aim for Champions League football next season.
Chelsea’s 2-0 victory over Everton at Stamford Bridge made them leapfrog their London rivals West Ham with two points. With the Hammers coming through in full throttle as they still have a game in hand, an added advantage over Chelsea.
Kai Havertz hasn’t been in his best of form under the former boss Frank Lampard. But he has been very prolific in helping Chelsea to fulfil their European dream. Havertz gifted The West London side much needed goal in the half an hour contest, after his strike deflected in offer Everton defender Ben Godfrey.
As if that was not enough, the German international won a second-half penalty, which was swiftly converted by Joginho to hand Chelsea a comfortable lead at the Bridge. This went on to maintain Thomas Tuchel’s unbeaten run since taking over as the Chelsea boss.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel praised forward Kai Havertz
Havertz, 21, completed his Chelsea move in a £71m transfer from Bayer Leverkusen in September. Ever since, the German international has not been up to par. Managing to find the back of the net only once since January 27.
Even though that was the case, Kai has been doing wonders under the new boss. He is one of the players that has propelled Chelsea to where they are right now. At the same time, its not surprising why Thomas Tuchel is pleased with his fellow German.
“I am very pleased with Kai. It was the trust we gave him and he used that trust,” said Tuchel, who has not tasted defeat in all 11 games he been in charge after replacing Frank Lampard in January.
“He has all the ability to be a dominant figure in [attack] and he stepped up.
“He showed up between the lines to accelerate our game, increase the touches in the box, be responsible for assists and through-balls, and take responsibility to finish himself.
“There is no doubt about his quality, his talent and his character.”
Chelsea Fc is still fourth in the standings and in the Champions League qualification position. Nevertheless, they are now just three points behind third-placed Leicester. And four behind second-placed Manchester United with ten league games remaining.