Chelsea’s recent poor form has reached a new low after Kai Havertz conceded a penalty by punching the ball in the box during the Blues’ FA Cup third round match against Manchester City.
Fans mocked Kai Havertz for punching the ball and giving Man City a penalty.
Chelsea’s Kai Havertz absolutely gifted Manchester City a goal on Sunday after bizarrely ‘Superman punching’ the ball in the box to concede a silly penalty during their FA Cup third round match at the Etihad Stadium.
While defending a corner, the German forward leapt to challenge Aymeric Laporte when the ball cannoned off his outstretched fist. VAR quickly summoned referee Rob Jones to the monitors after he failed to notice it at first.
Julian Alvarez converted the penalty to put City up 2-0, and both Chelsea and rival fans pounced on Havertz on social media.
“What is Havertz up to? That was a punch from Superman “One supporter tweeted about it.
“What was the significance of Havertz punching the ball? “Havertz is a joke, what the f*** was that?” commented another.”
“Stick Havertz in goal, I’ve never seen Kepa punch the ball away as commandingly as that before,” another Blues fan joked.
Havertz realized right away that VAR would impose a penalty.
Riyad Mahrez had given City the lead with a deflected, but admittedly well-hit, free-kick minutes earlier, and Phil Foden made it 3-0 shortly after, leaving Graham speechless.
Riyad Mahrez had given City the lead with a deflected, but admittedly well-hit, free-kick minutes earlier, and Phil Foden made it 3-0 shortly after, leaving Graham Potter’s side in shambles.
Despite the fact that his squad has been decimated by injuries in recent weeks, a loss here will be the club’s fifth in seven matches, and while Potter insists he isn’t concerned about losing his job, history shows that few Chelsea managers survive such bad runs of form.