‘Amazing’: Jorginho raves about ‘quality’ Chelsea teammate following yesterday’s victory

Jorginho delivered a few kind sentiments to Kai Havertz’s door following his display for Chelsea against Newcastle United yesterday.

As quoted by the club website, Jorginho credited the young German for making the difference at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Kai was the key

All of the talk leading up the encounter understandably revolved around sanctions shackled around Roman Abramovich’s wrists and what they might mean for the future of Chelsea.

Then the element of Newcastle’s controversial ownership was added to the mix, making for a very strange and rather surreal occasion.

Luckily, by the final whistle, people were actually able to speak about the football match that had just unfolded.

Havertz can be thanked for ensuring at least some of the back pages were dedicated to Chelsea’s 1-0 victory, rather than their losses off the field.

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The 22-year-old scored a quite sumptuous late winner to remind everybody of the joys this sport can provide even amongst all the negative press it receives.

He come close not long before via a header that was sent straight at the ‘keeper, but Martin Dubravka had little chance with denying the follow-up effort.

Having collected Jorginho’s delightful long pass with a delicate first touch, Havertz then poked the ball past Newcastle’s goalkeeper quite brilliantly.

“Kai is an amazing player and guy, who can make the difference for us,” said the Italian assister about his crafty colleague.

“We believe in him because you can see the quality he has and the potential that is there.

“He is a key player for this team and can make the difference like we saw.”

Havertz coming of age

At a crucial point in the campaign, Havertz really is paying back the price tag Chelsea forked out for him two summers ago.

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Including the one that sunk Eddie Howe’s side, the forward has scored four times in his last three appearances and six in his last seven.

Romelu Lukaku, the man he is currently keeping out of the team, meanwhile only has three goals in the same seven-fixture period.

At the current rate, the Belgian won’t be knocking Havertz off his perch for a while.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces 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.