My WordPress website is configured to use HTTPS. After running the site through Google Page Speed Insights, the report shows a section labeled Avoid chaining critical requests 1 chain found

Expanding it shows a tree view like this:

  Initial Navigation

What puzzles me is that it starts to communicate through http:// before using https://

Is this the expected behavior? Or would it be possible to get rid of the initial http:// communication attempt, to increase the sites response time?

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    What request is this for? If the initial request is over HTTP then you can't get rid of the initial http://.
    – MrWhite
    Mar 18 '21 at 15:51

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