Kai Havertz impresses with tough, physical performance on return from injury

Mason Mount made the decisive attacking moments in the game last night as Chelsea battled their way to an impossibly ugly three points against Watford, but the returning Kai Havertz was impressive too.

WhoScored had Mount as the best player in the game, which is understandable given he got a goal and an assist, but Havertz actually had the same rating of 8.2.

After a quiet start where both were pressed out of the game by an enthusiastic Hornets side, Havertz in particular looked fired up after half time, and started to take the fight to the opposition. Playing as a false 9 he had to be tough and physical, something he seems reluctant to do sometimes.

On this occasion he made it happen though, and his assist for the first goal showed all the calmness we’re used to seeing from him in the opposition box.

Late in the second half he held the ball up brilliantly, then bent in a wicked cross that Hakim Ziyech should have scored from to wrap up the game.