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Kai Havertz was once again impressive for Chelsea playing in a false nine position as the Blues secured a 2-0 victory against Fulham. Thomas Tuchel decided to rest some of his regular players against Fulham with an eye on Chelsea’s Champions League second-leg clash against Real Madrid in the midweek.
Havertz scored the first goal in the first half after a long ball was delivered into the path of Mason Mount, who delivered a through ball into the path of Havertz to finish calmly. The second goal came after brilliant work from Timo Werner to slip a ball through the Fulham defense for Havertz to fire home again.
Thomas Tuchel has now praised the German international for his brilliant display in Chelsea’s victory. He said;
“There is still room for improvement but I am very happy. He was decisive, he was involved with Timo Werner as a double striker and with Mason Mount and Hakim Ziyech as the four offensive guys, he was always involved in dangerous attacks and situations. For me, it was an important individual example.”
Hakim Ziyech was left out of Chelsea’s starting eleven last week during the team’s 1-1 draw against Real Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals. The Blues would now hope to get a good result and qualify for the second leg at the Stamford Bridge.