Mason Mount labelled Chelsea teammate Kai Havertz as “very unselfish” after Wednesday night’s 2-1 win over Watford.
Chelsea showed great character last night to grind out three points at Vicarage Road when they were miles off their usual standard.
Hakim Ziyech’s second half goal clinched the Blues victory, which means they remain at the top of the Premier League table. Elsewhere, Manchester City and Liverpool both won in midweek, keeping them one point and two points behind in the league.
Mount, who opened the scoring against Watford, praised the assist from Havertz.
22-year-old attacker Havertz showed great composure and awareness in the penalty box to deliver a square pass to Mount. It was a positive return to the XI yesterday after his recent absence.
“Brilliant from Kai [for the opening goal]. He could have shot, he was very unselfish to lay it off to me,” Mount told Amazon Prime (10:13pm, 1 December).
In addition, Blues manager Thomas Tuchel was full of praise for Havertz in his post-match interview.
Who’s in best Chelsea attack?
Havertz and Mount both put forward strong cases against Watford to suggest they belong in Chelsea’s best XI. However, there are numerous Chelsea forwards of a similar ability all vying for three starting positions each game.
Tuchel will be forced to rotate during a hectic December schedule, which is why it’ll be difficult to work out his preferred choices. For instance, in-form Callum Hudson-Odoi was given a night off against Watford.
It would be intriguing to see who would start in attack if there were a cup final next week, though.
Havertz, Mount, Hudson-Odoi, Ziyech, Romelu Lukaku, Christian Pulisic and Timo Werner will all be driving each other on in training.
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