Kai Havertz hails Chelsea teammate as "special player" after Burnley win

'Special player': Kai Havertz raves about Chelsea teammate after display in 4-0 victory against Burnley

Kai Havertz described Chelsea teammate Reece James as a “special player” after the 4-0 victory away to Burnley over the weekend.

Chelsea turned on the attacking firepower during the second half of Saturday’s Premier League fixture at Turf Moor.

First of all, England wing-back James thundered in the opening goal in the 47th minute. It’s clear that his return from injury has immediately injected more of an attacking threat out wide.

Afterwards, Havertz netted a quick-fire brace to continue his strong recent form, including an awkward finish to get on the end of a cross from James.

Finally, Christian Pulisic wrapped up the scoring with 20 minutes to go by capitalising on a Burnley mistake at the back.

Havertz may take plenty of the headlines for his two goals, but he showered praise on full-back James after his performance.

“He’s a special player for us, a very important player for us. He’s a full-back, but he also scores. He’s a great character and a very good player,” Havertz said.

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Chelsea young guns shine at Turf Moor

James and Havertz, both 22, were excellent on the visit to Burnley. In addition, 23-year-old Pulisic helped wrap up the scoring for the Blues.

It’s easy to overlook the fact they’re all very young players that should have their prime years well ahead of them still.

22-year-old centre-half Trevoh Chalobah looked composed again in the Chelsea XI today. Likewise, 23-year-old Mount had some great creative moments, particularly int he second period.

The gigantic success under Tuchel so far has been built upon the leadership and experience through the spine of the team. However, there are so many young talents to be excited about.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.