Roped in from Bayer Leverkusen for around 60 million pounds, Kai Havertz didn't have the easiest start to his life in London since joining in September 2020. His minutes were managed and did not often make the cut for the team list.
However, with Timo Werner's evident lack of consistent finishing and Christian Pulisic heavily suffering from injuries, Havertz under Thomas Tuchel finally seemed to cement his place in the squad list in the latter half of the season.
But his first season in London was far from over and only if he knew he would etch his name in the hearts of millions of Chelsea faithfuls. But now he does!
Chelsea battled their way to the grand finale of the Champions League. Tuchel trusted Havertz and gave him a start in the encounter against Manchester City on Saturday. Late in the first half, with a gaping hole created in the City defense, Mason Mount found Havertz with a perfectly placed through ball.
The German international got on the end of the delivery, worked it past the keeper and tucked home what would eventually become the only goal of the game and a goal that brought him only the second Champions League title in Chelsea's history.
With that goal, Havertz has ended his first season in the Chelsea jersey with 9 goals and 9 assists from 45 games. While not the most glorious return, for now, Chelsea fanatics will only remember him as the guy who delivered the long-awaited title.