Havertz Opens Up On False Nine Role 

By Ibrahim Taiwo, The Nigerian Voice Sports
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Kai Havertz reminded his critics about his ability with an impressive performance for Chelsea against Everton on Monday.

He has not been able to live up to expectations since joining Chelsea from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer.

The 21-year-old impressed against Everton in a false nine role.

The former Leverkusen star expressed his delight after returning from injury to help Chelsea to a 2-0 win over Everton.

"It was good for me and I gave my best. The first seven months were not easy for me but you have to keep working and I did that. So I’m very happy, but of course it was my first match after injury. 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, I will try to give my best in the next few weeks and then I hope it will continue like that.

‘I played like a false nine, I had the freedom to go everywhere I wanted to go, and I think that’s good for me. I like to have freedom on the pitch. I think I was lucky to score a goal but I’m very happy with the performance, not only from me but the whole group. I think we can do a lot better than today, but the result was a win so of course we’re very happy with it.’

Havertz will be hoping for a start against Leeds United on Saturday in the Premier League.