Chelsea defeated Everton 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Monday evening to extend their unbeaten streak to 11 games under Thomas Tuchel.
Kai Havertz made a victorious return to Tuchel’s starting lineup against the Toffees, assisting on both of his team’s goals.
Just past the half-hour mark, Havertz swept the ball into the net from a Ben Godfrey deflection to bring the Blues up 1-0.
The Germany striker took advantage of Hudson-excellent Odoi’s off-the-ball movement to pull Mason Holgate out of the game and then feed a fine through ball for Marcos Alonso to bring in a teasing cross.
After the break, the Blues started in the same fashion, scoring the crucial second goal.
After the break, the Blues started in the same fashion, scoring the game’s crucial second goal from the penalty spot on 65 minutes. Jordan Pickford pulled Havertz down as he closed in on a target, and Jorginho stepped up to take the penalty with his signature skip-step routine before sending Pickford the wrong way.
With Chelsea’s latest shutout, Tuchel has become the first manager in Premier League history to hold a clean sheet in each of his first five home games in charge.
The club’s decision to sack club hero Frank Lampard and replace him with PSG manager Thomas Tuchel, a serial winner in his own right, appears to be a brilliant one.