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Kai Havertz's Stunning Highlights Vs Crystal Palace Remind Us Exactly Why Chelsea Paid £71 Million

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Kai Havertz's Stunning Highlights Vs Crystal Palace Remind Us Exactly Why Chelsea Paid £71 Million

Kai Havertz's stunning individual highlights vs Crystal Palace have finally offered a glimpse into the player Chelsea have signed.

The 21-year-old arrived at Stamford Bridge in a £71 million deal from Bayer Leverkusen last summer and he was one of the world's top prospects.

But Havertz has found it hard to adapt to English football and struggled under Frank Lampard as well as successor Thomas Tuchel.

However, a standout performance in Saturday's 4-1 win could've finally seen the German international arrive in England.

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Havertz managed to open the scoring inside eight minutes with a lovely finish and remained a constant threat going forward.

Not fazed by Palace's physical defenders, he made sure to find space between them while playing as a false nine.

Busting out a few tricks along the way doesn't hurt your showing either. It would've been hard to guess his last domestic goal came in October.

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Fans have reacted to Havertz's performance and they're hoping he can have a productive end to this season.


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Christian Pulisic made it 2-0 just two minutes later and Chelsea look in a ruthless mood, having lost their last league game 5-2 to West Brom.

Palace did manage to get a goal back through Christian Benteke's header, but another Pulisic goal and Mason Mount strike sealed all three points.

Tuchel spoke after the game and praised Havertz's 'quality' performance before giving some advice.

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"Clearly we had many chances today," Tuchel told Sky Sports per Metro. "The guys were hungry and creative. We had a lot of good runs and good movement. We put pressure on ourselves to have the right response. It was a step in the right direction.

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Image Credit: PA
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Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

"I am not disappointed [with Kai Havertz] but he could have actually scored more. He had two big chances to finish the game off. This is the way. He has absolute quality. He needs to show his quality and that is the challenge for him.

He added: "He can still improve his hunger and determination. He has outstanding quality.

"He's not the leader of this team and he doesn't have to be. He had excellent runs and he could've scored more.

"It's still a matter of position on timing and decision making in the box, which will give the boys a lot of confidence to score in away games.

"We have the feeling we could've scored more but we deserved that and that's a nice feeling for our self-confidence.'

Featured Image Credit: @branojr/Twitter

Topics: Chelsea, Football, Premier League, Kai Havertz, reactions, Crystal Palace

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