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Kai Havertz scores to redeem himself of the weekend's performance: how much is his goal worth?

Chelsea have taken the lead in the Carabao Cup match against Southampton thanks to German attacker Kai Havertz's header.  

Kai Havertz
Kai Havertz

Chelsea and Germany forward Kai Havertz was given the responsibility of leading the line as a false 9 for Chelsea at the weekend against Southampton in the absence of injured strikers Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner. Havertz put up a miserable performance despite Chelsea scoring seven goals.

Head coach Thomas Tuchel put faith in his compatriot and named him as the leading striker again in the Carabao Cup against Southampton and just before the half time he gave the Blues the lead with a header from a Hakim Ziyech's corner.

Havertz joined the Blues at the beginning of last season and had a very poor start to the season under Frank Lampard and upped his game under Thomas Tuchel but was not enough to justify the £72m splashed on him by the club, his redemption came when he scored the goal that won Chelsea the UEFA Champions League against Manchester City.

Kai Havertz reportedly earns a weekly salary of £310,000 per week at Chelsea, with his transfer fee also potentially rising to £90m with add-ons. Chelsea paid part of the add-ons after he won the UEFA Champions League.

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