Chelsea were top of the Premier League when we faced United in the reverse fixture back in late November, that 1-1 draw starting a run of two wins in seven matches in all competitions that saw our title challenge stumble.
While Havertz accepts that our league prospects may have fallen short of some early-season hopes, he points to the two trophies already won this term, as well as our quest for the FA Cup, as reasons to be optimistic when assessing the past eight months.
‘If you go into the season as the Champions League winners, people expect you to win everything that’s possible and the first three or four months were very good for us,’ he continued.
‘We were top of the league and we had a good run but then we had a lot of Covid-19 cases and injured players, which was tough for us.
‘We are still in the FA Cup. We lost the final against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup but hopefully we can do it better in the next weeks against them and then maybe it would be not a perfect season but a good one. We are here to win titles and that would be the third title of the season, which is not so bad.’