Graham Potter has warned Chelsea star Kai Havertz after he appeared to mock Jordan Pickford with his celebration against Everton.
Graham Potter warns Kai Havertz for mocking Jordan Pickford in goal celebration when the German striker gave the Blues the lead against the Toffees in their 2-2 draw on Saturday night by scoring once more for the Blues.
After withdrawing from the spot, Havertz turned to face Pickford and waggled his fingers and his tongue while holding his hands to his ears.
Graham Potter, however, expressed his displeasure with his forward’s celebration in a post-game interview.
He said: “When players score, they have something like an out-of-body experience. I didn’t score many myself so I wouldn’t know.
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“You should enjoy the celebration, I don’t think you need to involve the opponent. That would be my perspective.”
Chelsea took the lead thanks to Havertz’s second goal of the game and third in as many games.
After Abdoulaye Doucoure’s header narrowly missed the goal line for Everton, Joao Felix gave the Blues the lead with a superb finish off the post.
Late in the game, Havertz was awarded a penalty when James Tarkowski fouled Reece James inside the box.
Their efforts were, however, undone when Ellis Simms scored his first goal for Everton in the 89th minute to earn a point.
After outrunning Kalidou Koulibaly, the 22-year-old was able to get the ball past Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Simms came off the bench to earn Everton a crucial point.
The Toffees, who are now two points clear of the relegation zone, might benefit greatly from the result.
Chelsea, on the other hand, are frustrated after missing out on a chance to win four games in a row for the first time since October.
They continue to lag behind in the race to qualify for the Champions League and are currently ranked 10th in the Premier League.