BBC pundit Garth Crooks has praised Chelsea forward Kai Havertz after scoring a brace in the 4-0 win over Burnley at the weekend.
The German international has taken his time to establish himself at Stamford Bridge but Crooks thinks his performance at Turf Moor demonstrates that the player has finally got to grips with the Premier League:
“To say Kai Havertz has found his feet at Chelsea would be an understatement. The German striker is not only scoring goals but playing brilliantly. It has taken him a while to settle in but he has certainly got there, which is just as well as Stamford Bridge can be a graveyard for strikers… to have Havertz in this rich vein of form is crucial for the Blues.”
Havertz took his first goal well, heading in at the far post, while he was slightly luckier with his second, having missed the ball before it went in off his standing leg.
However, it was his overall play that impressed the most. He was pretty quiet in the first half but his movement improved massively after the break and, with good service from Reece James, he managed to put Burnley’s defence to the sword.
Manager Thomas Tuchel suggested after the game that Havertz now needs to maintain these levels and, if he does, there is no telling what heights he can reach.