The pre-season friendly with Arsenal saw the return of Kai Havertz. Havertz struggled with COVID-19 last season but showed great potential towards the end of the season. After representing Germany at Euro 2020, Kai returned to training recently. The forward started in the friendly with Arsenal alongside Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner. Throughout the game, Kai was instrumental in Chelsea’s attacking play and looked sharp every time he picked up the ball. His efforts were rewarded with a goal in the first half in what was a tidy finish. Kai will be eager to cement his place in the starting eleven this season
There seems to be a consensus forming in the Blues’ community that this season is going to be the Kai Havertz show, and the goal he took with aplomb will inspire that confidence. With Chelsea’s much purported striker search dragging on longer than usual, will the burden fall upon the former Leverkusen man to pick up the slack? New arrival or no new arrival, expect the man they call ‘King Kai’ to rise to the challenge regardless.