KAI HAVERTZ was lifted to his feet by fans after being sent flying into the stands against Burnley.
Kai Havertz was sent flying into the stands during Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with BurnleyCredit: Reuters
Fans helped Havertz before he was checked by medics just moments before scoring a headerCredit: Getty
Havertz, 22, was leading the line yet again in place of injured forwards Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner.
Having failed to score in Chelsea’s previous two games, the German ace charged ahead after 30 minutes in the hope of breaking his duck.
However, as Havertz chased down the ball at lightning pace, he was given a push in the back by Burnley defender James Tarkowski
The ex-Bayer Leverkusen star was unable to slow himself in time.
And Havertz took a painful tumble as he went flying into the fans sat behind the advertising boards.
The star moved gingerly as he was helped to his feet by concerned supporters.
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Chelsea medics were immediately summoned to check on Havertz as he winced in agony on the sidelines.
However, the versatile star is clearly made of sterner stuff.
Havertz returned to the pitch promptly as Chelsea searched for a crucial opener.
He was rewarded just a few moments later as he headed home a superb cross from wing-back Reece James.
It was just Havertz’s second Premier League goal this season.
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And he will be hoping for more once he returns from the international break with Hansi Flick’s Germany.
But Chelsea’s delight turned to agony as Burnley netted a late equaliser through Matej Vydra.
Maxwell Cornet also took a tumble into the crowd later in the game as it ended in a stalemate.