Nevin: Opposition teams will be worried about facing these two Chelsea players

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According to Chelsea legend Pat Nevin, the partnership of Mason Mount and Kai Havertz when in full flow will be frightening for opposition teams.

“It is impossible at this point to ignore the effect Kai Havertz had on the game against Everton.” Nevin told Chelsea’s official website.

“He looked like a different player, probably because to some degree, he is a different player.

“The confidence was there, the power that you need at the top level in England was there, though I reckon there is still plenty more to come in that department. It didn’t look like one of those one-off performances that any player can have.

“Against Barnsley, when he scored his hat-trick, it still looked like an indication of, as much as an arrival at, his destination. This time it looks more like the real deal.

“His numbers aren’t bad (15 starts and five goals) but he knows himself that he can and will now do much better.

“It wasn’t just his intelligent play and dangerous movement, though he was unlucky not to be credited with a goal, won a penalty and some would say was unfairly adjudged to have handled the ball before ‘scoring’ in the second half. It was all the other stuff – the pace with the ball at his feet, the ability and willingness to win it back high up the field.

“The thought of him and Mason Mount together harrying opponents in that area is frightening.”

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