Mason Mount has summed up why Kai Havertz has been leading the line for Chelsea in recent games and had his say about their recent attacking performance.
A goal and an assist — Havertz showed a glimpse of what he could do in the No.9 role in the 4-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday.
The performance was certainly a pleasant surprise for some Blues fans who might have been more familiar with the 21-year-old’s playmaking ability than his striker-esque goalscoring instinct.
But not for the Chelsea players, according to Mount.
“We all know what he has got in his locker,” the midfielder told Chelsea’s official website about Havertz.
“Him in the box is very dangerous.
“He opened up on his left and tucked it into the far corner, and that’s what we see in training.
“It was a brilliant finish, and I’m very happy for him.”
Mount also seemed to be excited when speaking about Chelsea’s attacking combinations at the weekend, saying it was “always coming”.
“At the top of the pitch our combinations were good, we were creating chances and we took them,” he added.
“We know we have a lot of quality in the team. When we’re on it and we’re creating chances we can score a lot of goals.
“It hadn’t happened like that but it has now and that’s great for us.”
As Christian Pulisic said in his post-match interview after the game, the Chelsea players have always believed in Havertz’s ability as a No.9.
It had not worked as well as on Saturday for Havertz before, but his incredible display could not have come at a better time since there have been questions over the central forward role at Chelsea.
Havertz, as he also admitted, will have a lot more to prove to be considered the answer to the question — but the way he played at the weekend suggests that he can at least be a short-term solution.