Kai Havertz’s best position explained by manager Frank Lampard.
The 21-year old has been under the spotlight since arriving from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer transfer window.
He is still taking his time getting settled in the Premier League and Lampard thinks he was playing well as a box-to-box midfielder before his period of isolation.
“I do think it suits him. He can play in it and before his Covid period he played very well on the right side of the eight position. He can play in various positions but consistency is sometimes a good thing and that’s what I want to get for him,” Lampard said in the press conference.
“I think the reaction around Kai, when you look and really analyse what has happened here, he has come in without any form of pre-season. He just started to play well earlier in the season and he comes back with all eyes on him because of his price tag.
“I think we must have a huge perspective here. I mentioned that some of the greatest Premier League players we have ever seen have taken time to adapt to the league. They have even sometimes gone away and come back to do well in the PL.
“We all know who those examples are so I am not saying it will take a long, long time for Kai but we have to give him time to settle in on the pitch.
“I am very happy with him and I have no problem with him but Chelsea fans and us must give him time.”