Stats claim Chelsea man of the match was Jorginho, not Kai Havertz

Kai Havertz made the difference today.

Chelsea looked comfortable in defence and through midfield, but it was in the final third they needed a little added spice. Havertz gave them that. He scored the first, despite it going down as an own goal, and he scored another that was ruled out for VAR.

Finally, he won the penalty that Jorginho converted for 2-0.

Perhaps it was that penalty that gave him the edge statistically, but their way it was the Italy international who won the Man of the Match award for WhoScored.

On the evidence of actually watching the game it’s the wrong decision, but it’s nice to have more attention drawn to the midfielder’s quietly effective performance in the middle.

The control we had of the game was largely thanks to his decisive use of the ball in the middle, and he even threw in a couple of nice turns to make space as Everton pressed him.