Chelsea forward Kai Havertz has shared that he as messaged Graham Potter after he was sacked as manager.

The German told Stadium Astro that he got in touch to send his thanks to the former Brighton man for his efforts in West London.

Last weekend saw the Potter experiment come to an end, with a 2-0 defeat to Aston Villa being too much for Todd Boehly to continue to defend.

Havertz had been one of the better performers in recent weeks despite struggling displays from the team. He went on a run of three goals in as many games before the international break.

However, they failed to kick on after the season interruption, and now they are looking for their third head coach of the season.

The Germany international has now shared that he ensured to get in contact with Potter to thank him for what he did at Stamford Bridge.

Havertz texted Potter

He said: “I’ve been in touch with him after that and said thank you, because after all I think we are all humans and it’s for him and especially for the coaching staff who stay here, not easy.

“We know all of them, they are great humans, they have great personalities and sometimes as a guy you are not just learning about football, but you are learning about life from the guy and we are all thankful for the time he was here.”

The Blues’ first game since his sacking saw a familiar pattern arise. They drew 0-0 with Liverpool at Stamford Bridge last night.

Havertz in particular struggled, missing a couple of big chances in front of goal and seeing one deflected strike ruled out for handball.

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Despite a new system which saw Chelsea pack the midfield, it was the same old story for supporters as far as not picking up all three points this season.