Chelsea Coach Frank Lampard Reveals Kai Havertz And Timo Werner Warning
Chelsea Coach Frank Lampard has warned fans to show more patience for Timo Werner and Kai Havertz after ending their goal droughts in the FA Cup win, MySportDab reports.
Lampard believes the German duo need more time to get used to the Premier League before they can help Chelsea challenge for the league title.
The two Germany players cost Chelsea almost £150m last summer as Havertz joined from Bayer Leverkusen and Werner from RB Leipzig.
But, they are yet to prove their quality in the Premier League so far.
Havertz, is young at 21, and scored Chelsea’s fourth goal in the FA Cup third-round win over Morecambe.
Havertz has now scored five goals and provided six assists in 22 matches across all competitions this season.
At Bayern Leverkusen last season, his best form came in the No 10 role or as a false nine in attack.
Werner, is 24 years old, and has played more on the left wing with nine goals scored, including six assists, after 25 matches.
Speaking after the FA Cup win, Lampard said:
“They can reach a higher level, I believe there are endless levels for Kai to reach, because of his quality and he’s young.
“He tested positive for COVID and was not available for some time but he’s back now. Today I saw in training this week fitter and stronger.
“There are higher levels for Kai to develop into, but we have to be patient. He’s joined us here with massive talent, but has to get used to the league.
“We support him as a club now and in the future. It’s a key step in a bigger picture, but it’s the right step forward.”