Tuchel, Chelsea manager: Haverts must restore his effectiveness under goal

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel said Kai Havertz needs to recover under goal, after the German missed several chances in Thursday’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United in the English Premier League. Havets could have led Chelsea in advantage in the first half when he dominated the game, but United goalkeeper David de Gea prevented him from doing so. The 22-year-old scored 12 goals in 40 games in all competitions with Chelsea in this season but failed to score from a 6-0 win over Southampton on 9 April. “He needs to work hard to get him back,” Tuchel told reporters. Let’s hope the reaction appears soon. “The forwards of the team are still young. We won’t start blaming them because they were influential before. “Tuchel praised the performances of Haverts and compatriot Timo Werner, but said they lacked effectiveness in front of goal.” When we look at the stats, we see a huge amount of sprint from Kai and Thyme. But they reach their goal exhausted, which is why we will protect them. “We ask a lot when the ball is lost, but I agree that in the past few weeks (Haverts) he could have decided the games.” Chelsea are third in championship with 66 points, six points clear of Arsenal, fourth, with five rounds to go. (Reuters)