'Challenging and very tough': Kai Havertz sends Instagram message to reflect on Chelsea's 21/22 season

Chelsea’s Kai Havertz has described this season as “challenging and very tough” after the Blues wrapped up the 2021/22 campaign with a victory on Sunday.

Thomas Tuchel’s side concluded their season by beating Watford 2-1 at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League today. Ross Barkley was the unlikely match-winner with his stoppage time goal to earn three points and secure a third-placed league finish.

It’s been a chaotic year that’s included two penalty shootout defeats to Liverpool in domestic cup finals, as well as a heart-breaking Champions League quarter-final exit against finalists Real Madrid. They’ve done enough to be the third best team in the country, though.

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Kai Havertz wraps up improved Chelsea season with a goal

For Havertz, he should be able to reflect on the 21/22 season with some positivity.

The German attacker ended the campaign with 14 goals and six assists across all competitions, showing plenty of improvements on his debut season last year.

He opened the scoring against Watford with a simple finish at the back-post. Let’s hope this is another year he can build on to kick on another gear next season and fulfil his immense potential. Aged 22, there’s still so much more to come from him.

“An end to challenging and very tough season. We learnt a lot and as a team in finals and the league, we fought together. Thank you for all the support this season home and away,” Havertz wrote on Instagram.

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Havertz ended up as the club’s second highest goalscorer with 14 goals across all competitions, with Romelu Lukaku the only teammate to score more (15). Meanwhile, player of the year Mason Mount ended up with 13 goals.

If Tuchel’s side are to really kick on for more silverware next season, let’s hope some Blues player can hit the 20-goal mark.

Havertz definitely has the potential to do that if he becomes more clinical in the penalty box.

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A sports journalist who graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016 and is a Chelsea supporter. Loves anything football or cricket related when it comes to England.