Kai Havertz was one of the young Bundesliga stars, former Chelsea Manager Frank Lampard had brought into Stamford Bridge ahead of the start of the 2020-21 season. After a slow and injury-prone start, the 21-year-old German winger has started to show some significant promise for the Boys in Blue. The German international scored his first Champions League goal and put Chelsea ahead at the end of the first half.
Kai Havertz gives Chelsea the lead against Manchester City in the 42nd minute
Timo Werner was already giving John Stone and Rubin Dias a lot of troubles with his pace, having taken most of the 50-50 balls. With Mount having the ball Dias ran on the wing to stop Werner, which led Havertz to only outrun Zinchenko.
With Manchester City attacking full-fledge, they were caught on the counter, wherein Chilwell gave a lofted ball to Mason Mount, who beautifully crafted a long-grounded pass to Kai Havertz as City’s defenders were all over the place.
Watch the goal here:
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With just a side-step away from Ederson, Havertz was clear from the City’s defence line, all alone to nudge the ball inside the net.
After Timo Werner missing couple of quality chances in the initial stages of the game, Kai Havertz has ensured that Manchester City are left wandering as soon as they return for the second half. Giving Chelsea even more chances to catch the Premier League Champions on the break.