Chelsea extended their unbeaten run to 11 games under Thomas Tuchel with a 2-0 win over fellow Champions League hopefuls Everton at Stamford Bridge on Monday evening.
Kai Havertz made an triumphant return to Tuchel’s starting XI, with the Germany forward involved in both of his side’s goals against the Toffees.
Havertz swept the ball into the net via a Ben Godfrey deflection to put the Blues 1-0 up just past the half-hour mark.
The Germany forward profited from Hudson-Odoi’s fine movement off the ball to drag out Mason Holgate and then feed a fine through ball for Marcos Alonso to put in a teasing cross.
The Blues continued in similar vein after the break with the all-important second goal coming via the penalty spot on 65 minutes.
Havertz was dragged down by Jordan Pickford as he closed down on goal with Jorginho stepping up to take the spot-kick with his trademark skip-step routine before sending the England stopper the wrong way.
Chelsea’s latest stop-out means Tuchel is the first manager in Premier League history to see his side keep a clean sheet in each of his first five home games in charge in the competition.
It increasingly looks an inspired decision by club hierarchy to sack club legend Frank Lampard and replace him with the PSG boss, a serial winner in his own right.