- Kai Havertz is gradually justifyig his £70million signing during the summer window
- The 21-year-old bagged a hat-trick in Chelsea's 6-0 thrashing of Barnsley in the EFL Cup
- Frank Lampard also said that the best is yet to come from the Germany international
Kai Havertz has silenced his critics following after scoring a hat-trick for Chelsea in their 6-0 thumping of Champions side Barnsley in the EFL Cup.
The German midfielder produced a man of the match performance at Stamford Bridge grabbing three goals in the comfortable win over the visitors.
The 21-year-old who completed a £70million move from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer finally got his account off and running on his third game as a Chelsea player.
Havertz had been criticized for not showing up in the Blues' Premier League games against Brighton and Liverpool.
However, Frank Lampard's side cruised into the 4th Round of the Carabao Cup and Havertz was delighted with his performance on the night.
"I'm very happy to score my first goal here at Chelsea, I'm very happy about the win and happy about my three goals and I hope we can continue like that."
Lampard also said in a post-match interview that he is happy with the performance and that there is more to come from attacking midfielder in future fixtures.
"It was a great exercise for him, another game to see how we want to work off the ball, but also have freedom on the ball and combinations with Tammy [Abraham].
"It's the first of many great nights for him."
Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell also made their debut for the Blues as the former Leicester City defender provided Olivier Giroud the assist for the sixth goal.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Edouard Mendy has finally joined Premier League giants Chelsea from Rennes for a fee reported to be around £22million.
The 28-year-old has been linked with a move the Stamford Bridge outfit for weeks and the Blues have finally landed their man and he has signed a five-year deal.
The Senegalese shot-stopper is expected to compete with Kepa Arrizalaga and Willy Caballero in the number one position after the Spaniard posted strings of errors recently and in the last campaign.
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