A double from the German Kai Havertz, which underlined the potential of Thomas Tuchel’s team, gave the victory against Fulham to Chelsea (2-0)
A double from the German Kai Havertz, which underlined the potential of Thomas Tuchel’s team, gave the victory against Fulham to the Chelsea (2-0), four days before receiving the Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge in the second leg of the Champions League semi-finals.
The London team consolidates in fourth place and threatens third place for Leicester, who could not on Friday with Southampton.
Tuchel booked half the team with his mind set on Real Madrid. He left César Azpilicueta, Jorginho, N’Golo Kanté and Christian Pulisic on the bench.
He did not miss them against a rival who is dying in the Premier. It is the third to last, threatened by descent.
Tuchel formó con Edouard Mendy, Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva, Kurt Zouma, Reece James, Billy Gilmour, Mason Mount, Ben Chiwell, Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner y Kai Havertz.
It was Havertz, one of the great signings that has not finished exploiting and who was a reserve at the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium, the protagonist against Fulham.
It was two goals from tiralíneas that drove the ‘blues’. First, at ten minutes, with a very long pass, from the half moon of his field by Thiago Silva that reached Mason Mount in the opposite area. A spectacular control of the Englishman and an assist to Havertz, who beat Alphonse Areola, completed the action of the first goal.
He sentenced at the beginning of the second part. Another long center from field to field and a wall with Timo Werner that Havertz culminated again to sign the second.
Tuchel dosed his team from then on. Kanté replaced Ziyech in ’66 and 10 years later Tammy Abraham took Mount’s place. With nine from the end, Marcos Alonso played in place of Chiwell.