Graham Potter slams Kai Havertz for mocking Jordan Pickford during his celebration as Chelsea held by Everton
Graham Potter has slammed Chelsea star Kai Havertz after he appeared to mock Jordan Pickford during his celebration against Everton.
The German striker scored again for the Blues on Saturday night to put them ahead against the Toffees in their 2-2 draw.
After scoring from the spot, Havertz looked towards Pickford and waved his fingers with his hands over his ears, while sticking his tongue out.
However, speaking after the game, Potter was unimpressed with his striker’s celebration.
He said: “When players score they have something like an out of body experience. I haven’t scored many myself, so I wouldn’t know.
“You should enjoy the celebration, I don’t think you need to involve the opponent. That would be my view.
Havertz’s goal gave Chelsea the lead for the second time of the night, and it was their third in as many games.
Joao Felix put the Blues ahead with a neat finish on the post, before Abdoulaye Doucoure’s header snuck over the line for Everton.
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James Tarkowski’s foul on Reece James inside the box allowed Havertz to score his penalty in the closing stages.
However, their hard work was undone in the 89th minute when Ellis Simms scored his first ever goal for Everton to secure a point.
The 22-year-old was able to get ahead of Kalidou Koulibaly and sneak the ball under Kepa Arrizabalaga.
The result could prove huge for the Toffees, who are now two points clear of the relegation zone.
It is, however, a frustration for Chelsea, who missed the chance to win four games on the rebound for the first time since October.
They remain 10th in the Premier League, with Champions League qualification continuing to elude them.