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Crystal Palace manager Hodgson: I've watched a lot of Chelsea's enormous talent Havertz

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson admits he has been a fan of Kai Havertz for some time.

The German played superbly for Chelsea in the 4-1 win over Hodgson's Palace on Saturday, having grabbed a goal and assist.

Havertz has enjoyed a tough start to his time at Chelsea since arriving from Bayer Leverkusen, but he has a big fan in Hodgson.

He said: "During the lockdown period when we weren't getting football other than the Bundesliga, I saw a lot of him and I've seen quite a lot since he came to Chelsea.

"There is no doubt he is an enormous talent, very skilful on the ball and very clever with his movements."

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