Some Chelsea fans loving what Kai Havertz did in training yesterday

'I’ve watched this 100 times': Some Chelsea fans love what Kai Havertz did in training yesterday

Chelsea supporters on social media were treated to a Kai Havertz mini masterclass in close control and speedy footwork on Thursday.

Havertz was captured by the club cameras pulling off a delightful piece of skill that deserved slow motion to appreciate its complete beauty.

The German has been graced by the footballing gods with an elegance that contradicts his 6ft2in frame.

For a large lad, he conducts the ball brilliantly, even if it takes longer for the brainwaves to travel south.

Blues fans simply sat back and watched the artist at work.

Here is how they reacted on Twitter:

Kai in the sky

Teasing a teammate in training is one thing, but translating that into a competitive game takes confidence. Something that Havertz has only just begun to discover since signing for Chelsea last summer.

Understandably, the self-assured super kid from Bayer Leverkusen lost some of his sparkle upon landing in South West London.

A whole new way of life, on and off the pitch, disrupted the 22-year-old’s opening months as a Blue.

Being knocked down by Covid-19 didn’t help matters either.

Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images

But as he grew into the shirt, assisted by the arrival of Thomas Tuchel, the Havertz of not-that-old returned to the stage.

His swagger reclaimed; comfort restored.

Scoring in the Champions League final wasn’t a bad ego boost at all.

He is already off the mark this season, heading home against Liverpool before the international break.

It probably won’t be long before the training ground flair is out in full force come matchday.  

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"Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produced regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League. Nathaniel is a full-time writer for the Chelsea Chronicle, and was formerly their social media man. His footballing career reached the sparkling heights of winning the Under-13s Bloxham Tournament in 2011."