Speaking after Wednesday’s match, Havertz said: “I came from the bench, you always have to be ready, it is always tough to come in but I tried to do my best in the second half to score a goal, so it is a nice feeling.”
The German international’s goal was a perfect example of what a natural finisher he is, and why Tuchel is likely to look to him to be his no.9 until Lukaku or Werner return.
Hudson-Odoi won the ball deep inside his own half and charged towards the Malmo goal at pace, he then slipped the ball into the path of Havertz who, from an acute angle, dinked the ball over the keeper and in off the post.
With five goals in 34 league appearances, Tuchel will be hoping his midfielder steps up to the plate when played further forward.
If Havertz can find the goal scoring form he was in during his last two seasons in the Bundesliga (29 goals in 64 appearances) then Blues fans may be relieved of their potential woes.