Premier League: Kai Havertz in a starring role as Chelsea cruise past The Toffees
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Monday night football saw Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea face off in an enthralling match with Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton.

The blues began the game on the front foot with most of the possession as Everton opted to lie deep and wait for the opportunity to pounce and strike on the counter-attack.

Callum Hudson-Odoi started a good move on the left-wing that saw Marcos Alonso pick up possession in the opposition box as he put in an impressive cross for the German forward, Kai Havertz.

Havertz redirected the shot to the far post of Jordan Pickford’s goal only to be deflected in by Ben Godfrey in an attempt to block the shot.

It was a close call to see whether the shot was on target, and VAR confirmed it was eventually a Godfrey own goal.

Everton also had a few chances but never accumulated any potential threat to Edouard Mendy, which saw him face only one shot on target. Wall!

Havertz put the ball in the back of the net from a beautiful Hudson-Odoi lofted pass, but he was deemed to have handled the ball.

It didn’t take long before Havertz got in behind the Everton defense when he was put through on goal by a slide-rule pass from Mateo Kovačić.

Havertz then tried to round the out rushing Pickford who conceded a penalty after fouling the German forward.

Up stepped the regular Chelsea penalty taker Jorginho, who has seen a refurbished role under Tuchel, finish past Pickford, whose hop and skip technique saw the England first-choice keeper dive in the wrong direction.

Chelsea saw through the win to maintain a clean sheet and set a new record for Thomas Tuchel, five consecutive clean sheets in his first five home games.

Tuchel was later hailed by fans worldwide for his unique tactics and good man-management as he has not yet lost a game since taking over from his compatriot Frank Lampard.

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