Frank Lampard has urged patience with Kai Havertz.
The Chelsea manager has seen the record signing churn out some below par performances. However, he has urged fans and pundits to hold off on their judgement.
“In the modern day there will be a criticism of every player at every club who loses a game or something didn’t go right, a pass went astray,” Lampard told a press conference after Saturday’s game. “We certainly should be patient with Kai Havertz from a Chelsea end.
“He’s a top quality talent, has come into this league and is playing on the right-wing. He can play in any position across the front and the right-wing countless times before he signed for Chelsea. He can play in midfield also.
“I said that last week and if people want to criticise him, jump straight down – just wait and give a young player time, whether it be a week, a month, six months or a year. I know the player he’s going to be.”