Kai Havertz and Mason Mount have emphasised the importance of Chelsea’s win over AFC Bournemouth which got them back to winning ways, ending a run of three straight defeats in the Premier League.
Havertz scored the first goal of the game in the 16th minute, getting on the end of Raheem Sterling’s perfect cross to slide in from close range.
The Germany international turned from goalscorer to provider eight minutes later. Mount was teed up on the edge of the box and he curled past Mark Travers into the bottom corner to double the lead and seal all three points for Chelsea.
Havertz was delighted with the win which will give the Blues confidence heading into the New Year. Chelsea face Man City twice next month as well as a trip to Anfield to play Liverpool.
“I know what kind of vision Raheem has, he loves to place these balls, it was perfectly timed, I’m happy to score,” Havertz told Amazon Prime post-match.
“The win and goals hopefully give us some confidence. We know it’s an important win, but we have to keep on winning. This period is crucial for us.”
Chelsea needed to get back on the winning trail and they did just that. Mount highlighted the toughness of coming back to club duty, but hailed the players’ attitude in training which played key to beating Bournemouth.
Mount added: “It was a good one. It can always be tough coming off the back of a World Cup to get back into the swing of things. We’ve done that well, we knew it was a massive game for us. We needed a win and we did that tonight.
“As soon as it fell to Kai, I knew I was open, so I focused on getting good contact on it and getting it on target,” continued Mount on his goal to make it 2-0 on Tuesday evening.
“Training has been top over the last couple of days. Off the back of that, that goes into the first-half. Pressing, keeping the ball in their half. We got the win and that was the most important thing.
“It was massive, massive for the confidence and get back to where we want to be. We are Chelsea and want to be fighting for titles. We need to get ourselves back up there.”
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