For the first time since becoming the ‘sanctioned Blues’, Chelsea had a game at Stamford Bridge, and the atmosphere at the Bridge was electric. Blues fans sang their hearts out, overshadowing the away end for most of the first 45.
However, due to a flat performance on the pitch, the noise slowly dwindled, and all one could hear vociferous chanting by Newcastle supporters.
The story looked set, a draw appeared to be on the cards, but in true ‘cometh the hour’ fashion, up stepped Kai Havertz to bring life back to the Bridge.
The German has been Chelsea’s most clutch player in recent memory, perhaps since Didier Drogba, and once again provided evidence as to why he’s so highly rated.
He netted his 5th goal in as many games against Newcastle, a goal which encapsulates the ‘silky German’, and this angle is simply a sight to watch.
It all begins with a masterful ball from Jorginho in the heart of midfield, shades of Cesc Fabregas, the ball gloriously swirls through the air before landing at Havertz’s feet.
The German, who still had plenty to do, produced the deftest of touches, one that made time stop. He followed it up with an instantaneous finish on the 2nd touch, making it look effortless.
He then calmly wheels away in celebration, sending the Bridge into the rapture.
Havertz’s clutch antics meant that Chelsea earned a vital 3 points and further cemented their spot as Number 3 on the league table.