Chelsea’s big-money signing Havertz begins to make his mark

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Chelsea’s big-money signing Havertz begins to make his mark

German Kai Havertz says he’s desperate for more starts after his brace in 2-0 win over Fulham

Shrivathsa Sridhar

Chelsea midfielder Kai Havertz scored two goals in Saturday’s 2-0 Premier League victory over Fulham and the German said he hopes to retain his place in the starting line-up for the team’s midweek Uefa Champions League clash with Real Madrid.

Havertz joined Chelsea during the close season from Bayer Leverkusen and has struggled to justify his £71m (R1.4bn) price tag, but the 21-year-old handed manager Thomas Tuchel a timely reminder of his quality.

He did not play in Chelsea’s 1-0 league win over West Ham United and was a substitute in their 1-1 Champions League draw with Madrid in the first leg of their semifinal last week. The return leg is at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday...

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