What’s all the hype about?
Chelsea recently acquired Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen. He was the sought after, big thing of this transfer window. Hailed as a generational talent and some much more illustrious titles, Havertz is simply spectacular.
Here are his statistics:
Within the party five years, Havertz has acquired the most minutes of any under 21 outfield player, a total of 8679 minutes. He has scored 35 goals beaten by only one other under twenty-one player, Mbappe. He has also provided 21 assists only players under twenty-one to get more: Mbappe, Dembele and Sancho. Total goal contributions: 56 G/A.
In the 2019/2020 Bundesliga Season, Kai Havertz averaged 0.44 Goals and 0.58 Big chances per 90 minutes. For the under-23 midfielders/wingers (big five leagues) he ranked fourth in average goals and third in big chances created per 90 minutes. Among the spectacular talents getting more goals per 90 minutes was Christian Pulisic, another one of Chelsea’s rising stars.
Within the same season Kai Havertz played 29 matches (plus 1 as a sub). He made 47 shots at goal with 26 shots on target, scoring 12 goals (9.55 xG). Kai Havertz averaged 46 passes per match attaining a pass completion rate of 86%, and had 6 assists.
In the Champions League, Havertz played fine matches. He had one shot on target from a total, four shots but scored none (1.19 xG). Havertz averaged 51 passes per match with a pass completion rate of 84%, but no assists. After Leverkusen’s third place positioning in the group stages of the competition, the team was demoted to the Europa League.
In the 2019/2020 UEFA Europa League Season, Havertz played a total of 5 matches, before being eliminated in the quarter finals by Inter Milan, managed by former Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte. He took 10 shots with 5 being on target, scoring 4 goals (3.45 xG). One goal being in the quarter finals, making him the only Leverkusen player to score in the quarter finals of the competition that season. Havertz averaged 49 passes per match, completing 86% of them, and provided 2 assists.
Regarding his National Team, Havertz has played seven times for Germany to date, winning four of those games, drawing two and losing once. He has scored one goal and supplied three assists, averaging a goal involvement every 1.75 games.
If this trend of success continues, Chelsea are in good hands.
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