Chelsea forward Kai Havertz was delighted to come off the bench to score in his side’s 4-0 win over Malmo in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Havertz replaced Romelu Lukaku, who was injured in the first half, to score his third goal in their 4-0 Champions League group H win over Malmo last wednesday.
“It was a very good result for us, scoring four goals on our pitch is always good. It helps us increase our confidence. we have to go on speed up recovery and ready for Saturday’s game (against Norwich).”
“I’m from the reserve. you must always be ready It’s already hard to come down. But I tried my best in the second half to score. So it’s a very good feeling.”
“It was a good goal, Callum assisted well, the ball came very quickly but I tried to reach it. I know the goalkeeper will fall. So the only chance I have is to try to break through him,” the German international said.
At least the injuries had no impact on the outcome. Chelsea, second in Group H, were rampant against limited opponents. Goals from Andreas Christensen and Kai Havertz, plus two penalties for Jorginho, were their reward.
The question of balance had occupied Tuchel’s thoughts before this game. He has placed a heavy emphasis on control since arriving at Stamford Bridge last January and, while his preferred 3-4-2-1 system has made his team difficult to break down, there have been times in recent weeks when it has hard not to wonder if Chelsea would benefit from picking a more expansive line-up against certain opponents, particularly with the goals starting to dry up for Lukaku.