Chelsea cruise to a comfortable 2-0 victory over Bournemouth on Tuesday night at Stamford Bridge. First-half goals from Kia Havertz and Mason Mount were enough to earn Graham Potter’s side their first Premier League win after six games.
Kia Havertz was Chelsea’s man of the match for the night after scoring the opening goal and assisting Mason Mount for Chelsea’s second goal for the night. The German international showed on the night why Chelsea paid a record £73 million to sign him from Bayer Leverkusen after he was given the nod ahead of Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang as Chelsea striker.
Former Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole has hailed Kai Havertz’s performance against Bournemouth and has lauded Graham Potter’s decision to play Kai Havertz ahead of Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang.
What did Joe Cole say about Kai Havertz’s performance against Bournemouth?
He said on Amazon Prime: “Kai Havertz is a very good guy.
“He was excellent tonight, good goal and an assist. I think he’s the way forward for Chelsea.
“We want him to be more mean, we want him to do what he did today. Breaking his neck to get in those positions to score goals, like he did tonight.”
Meanwhile, Kai Havertz expresses delight after scoring in Chelsea’s win over Bournemouth.
The German international said after the match: “Very pleased, I was delighted to score but the main thing was to get the win and that’s huge for us.
“The win and the goals will hopefully give us confidence going forward. We lost three before the World Cup break so it was important we got the victory in the first game back, so we are very happy to do this.
“We have to keep winning and this period coming up is going to be crucial for us. We are going to give our best in the next games to get on a run and this is a fantastic start for us.”
He continued: “We needed the three points and I thought we were good value for them. We got off to a good start and we created plenty of chances.
“I know the vision that Raheem has and he likes to play those sorts of balls. It was the perfect pass to me, with the right weight on the cross. I was in the right position and I was very happy to score.”
Kai Havertz was deployed as a central forward by Graham Potter in Chelsea’s win over Bournemouth.
Explaining his new role in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Bournemouth, He said: “The coach gives me the freedom to do whatever I like on the pitch and I like to be expressive on the ball, so it’s good.
“I like to play free and to get into the box and he’s told me to do that more, so I was happy that it paid off with the goal.
“He gives me a lot of confidence and I really enjoy working under him.”