Kai Havertz finally ready to deliver for Chelsea and silence doubters after £62m transfer from Bayer Leverkusen

KAI HAVERTZ is finally ready to deliver for Chelsea and silence those who questioned his £62MILLION price tag.

The German winger has been boosted in particular by his part in Monday’s 2-0 win over Everton which locked his team into the Premier League top four.

Havertz had to overcome coronavirus and adapt to English football but now feels more settled.

He said: “It wasn’t easy to come here. Everything was new. Seven months ago I came. Now it’s time to perform. I know that.

“I know many people have doubts about me. I just try to keep working. A performance like this will give me confidence.

“The first seven months were not easy for me but you have to keep working and I did that.

“I think it was a good performance from me, but you cannot say this after one performance.

“You have to be strong in the next few matches as well and that’s my goal. I will try to improve.”

Ex-Bayer Leverkusen starlet Havertz, 21, has struggled to find a natural place in the team but as a makeshift centre-forward he put pressure on the Toffees and played a part in both goals.

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He said: “I played like a false nine and that’s good for me. I like to have freedom on the pitch.

“I think we can do a lot better — our goal is the Champions League, and I think there will be some tough matches coming.

“I think 11 games without a loss is very strong — but we can keep on going.”

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The Blues have four days to recover before going to Leeds but captain Cesar Azpilicueta, 31, reckons they have cracked the punishing routine of playing twice a week.

He said: “From the striker to the goalkeeper the team is working very hard. Everyone is doing their dirty job.

“I’m happy because you need that effort in the Premier League.”

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