A having to endure massive trolling from opposition fans following two underwhelming matches for Chelsea, new signing, Kai Havertz was desperate to put things right on Wednesday.
Facing Championship side Barnsley in their Carabao Cup opener, no one would have begrudged Chelsea taking it easy.
They even named a ‘weaker’ side, with numerous changes from the starting eleven that lost to Liverpool on Sunday.
Havertz, it appears, didn’t get that memo.
The German international, desperate to make a positive impression turned up in style, putting a bad early miss behind him to score a great hat-trick.
It was his first senior treble in just his third game in England, which is hugely impressive considering that Man Utd’s Marcus Rashford is yet to score one, while Anthony Martial bagged his first only last season.
It wasn’t just in goalscoring that the youngster thrived.
He finished with a pass accuracy rate of 88%, with two key passes.
— Kai Havertz (@kaihavertz29) September 23, 2020
He was outstanding defensively as well, making five tackles in total for his side, one of which was directly responsible for a goal.
Chelsea fans were overjoyed with his performance
— Khai (@HazardKhai) September 23, 2020
Goals this season#Havertz-3
— Amie braiden👄💦👠 (@Melee_plain) September 23, 2020
Kai Havertz has more hat tricks in England (1) than Manchester United have league points (0). pic.twitter.com/AeCs34Xja3
— Raf (@CFC_Raf) September 23, 2020
Take a look at his performance against Burnley below:
Kai Havertz vs Barnsley
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— mike 🔜 (@MantimeComps) September 23, 2020