Kai Havertz had a positive showing against Crystal Palace.
The German forward who has struggled all season, broke the deadlock and then laid out an assist for the second.
Chelsea went out 4-1 winners but Havertz had several other chances to increase that lead. While it wasn’t a perfect night for the 21-year-old, Thomas Tuchel did take the positives from his display.
He told Chelseafc.com, “He has quality. He needs to show his quality, it’s as easy as that. Kai will never be our emotional leader and we don’t expect that from him. We expect him to show his quality.
“He needs to be in high positions, either half positions or the number nine position. This is not a big difference for me.
“Honestly he needed to show he could do better, that was a personal challenge for him. He got a second chance to show up after Porto and he did that. There is still room to improve in finishing, he can be more ruthless, he should have scored more, but it was a good step and a good performance.”
Havertz has a strong opportunity to plant himself in the false nine position at Chelsea.
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