Kai Havertz’s late goal gave the Blues all three points against Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge, following a tumultuous week for the club.
The German’s new role as a false number nine seemed to have unlocked his full potential as he has been able to find the back of the net more often.
Havertz sent the whole of Stamford Bridge into a state of euphoria when he put the home side ahead in the 89′ from a Jorginho cross following a difficult week for the Blues since owner Roman Abramovich got sanctioned by the UK government following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The win leaves the Blues 7 points behind Liverpool who are in third place and 10 points behind league leaders Manchester City.
1. Kai Havertz
The German was the saviour of the day for Chelsea, as his goal helped secured all three points for them.
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Started the game slowly but soon grew into it and finally capping his performance with a sublime cross that directly led to the first goal.
3. Antonio Rudiger
Was solid at the defense line for the home side and also made some few long-range passes into the opponent’s half.
1. Romelu Lukaku
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The Belgian came into the game in the second half but his impact was not felt as he was very quiet.
2. Timo Werner
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Timo Werner had little impact on or off the ball before he was subbed off for Lukaku.
3. Malang Sarr
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Not a very impressive game for the young defender, who was very shaky in possession when pressed by Newcastle United forwards
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