Kai Havertz showed his worth during Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Everton in the Premier League on Monday, but that could create a problem for Thomas Tuchel
Paul Merson believes Thomas Tuchel has a problem on his hands after Kai Havertz’s inspired performance on Monday night.
Havertz made a surprise start in the striker position in the 2-0 win over Everton and looked every bit the £72million player Chelsea thought he was, and for the first time since his summer arrival.
The German midfielder forced an own goal and won a penalty for his side, contributing significantly to the win wich saw Chelsea move four points ahead of Everton – who have a game in hand – and to within three points of Leicester City in third.
But such a performance creates headaches for managers, and that is now the case for Tuchel who has a difficult job to pick his starting XI for Saturday’s clash with Leeds United.
And there could be a problem for the German head coach when it comes to Havertz, according to Sky Sports pundit Merson, who said in his column: “They were a real handful against Everton, and Kai Havertz epitomised that.
“We finally saw his best on Monday, he was simply outstanding. I didn’t realise how quick he was! He was a real handful and the decision to bring him in last night was rewarded.
“When you are winning every week that’s what happens.
“The problem he has now is Havertz just had his best game for Chelsea by a million miles, but I’d be surprised if he plays next week. Mason Mount was outstanding against Liverpool but then he didn’t play against Everton.