Following today’s exciting news that Kai Havertz has completed his move to Chelsea, we take a look at some of the key statistics from his burgeoning playing career so far which help highlight his consistency and the areas in which he is so dangerous.
Havertz burst onto the scene aged 17 and remained a Bayer Leverkusen regular for four seasons until his move to Stamford Bridge. Having also sampled a good amount of European and international football, it is clear he already has so much experience to his name, as the stats below show…
Kai Havertz Bayer Leverkusen stats
In the past five years, no outfield player under the age of 21 has been on the pitch for longer in any of Europe’s big five leagues than Havertz. His 8679 minutes played is testament to both his star quality from such a young age, and his fitness record.
In that same timeframe and with the same parameters, he is second for goals scored, with 35, behind only Kylian Mbappe. For assists he ranks fourth, with 21, beaten only by Mbappe, Ousmane Dembele and Jadon Sancho.
Havertz’s creative side is further proven by his big chances created record in the past five years. Only Mbappe and Sancho have set up more than his 37 before their 21st birthday.
When it comes to shot conversion, Havertz has found the net with 17 per cent of his Bundesliga efforts. That puts him sixth for players in the big five leagues under the age of 21.
Kai Havertz in 2019/20
Last season Havertz was at his productive, creative best. On average every 90 minutes he scored 0.44 goals and created 0.58 big chances.
For under-23 midfielders and wingers playing in the big five leagues, he ranked fourth and third respectively with those numbers. Among the players ahead of him for goal average was Christian Pulisic (0.47).
Kai Havertz Champions League/Europa League stats
Havertz has played eight Champions League games, making his debut on that stage in a win at Tottenham in November 2016. After Bayer Leverkusen finished behind Juventus and Atletico Madrid in their group last season, they went into the Europa League where the German shone.
Kai Havertz Germany stats
Kai Havertz has played seven times for Germany to date, winning four of those games, drawing two and losing once. He has scored one goal and supplied three assists, averaging a goal involvement every 1.75 games.