After 70 minutes of this game, most fans and most pundits were agreeing that Reece James wasn’t having his usual impact on the game.
But in the end, with Chelsea pegged back and creaking under pressure from desperate Everton, the right back made a crucial contribution as he made a driving run into the box and was brought down by a combination of Toffees.
Kai Havertz stepped up to score a superb penalty despite the pressure, and suddenly we’re back in front and looking comfortable.
You can see the foul the and penalty in the clips embedded here:
"An 𝙚𝙭𝙦𝙪𝙞𝙨𝙞𝙩𝙚 penalty from Kai Havertz" 👌
Chelsea retake the lead! 👊 pic.twitter.com/c4jvHtVyfX
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) March 18, 2023
[Footage from Sky Sports]
HAVERTZ TROLLING PICKFORD 🔵🇩🇪 https://t.co/BmPPJSKMaA
— Ryan ⚜️ (@CFC_Ryxn) March 18, 2023
[Footage from BeinSport]
That Kai Havertz celebration. 👀
Chelsea are back in the lead!
📺: @USANetwork #MyPLMorning | #CHEEVE pic.twitter.com/gB2HH5x0n2
— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) March 18, 2023
[Footage from NBC Sport]