Lampard reveals the difference between him and Kai Havertz

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Former Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz has been likened with Blues legend and current manager Frank Lampard, due to his goalscoring stats as a midfielder.

During his playing days, Lampard was the best goalscoring midfielder in the Premier League, and the former Chelsea player consistently churned up to 20 goals a season, a remarkable feat for a midfielder.

Lampard has eyes for goals, and so does Havertz who got 12 goals in the league alone, for Bayer Leverkusen last season.

However, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard doesn’t think that Havertz is a similar player to him.

He said in an interview with the official Chelsea website: “It is very easy to make those comparisons.

“I know he is hungry to score goals and make assists so I have already had those conversations with him, but I do think we are quite different in our styles.

“Kai can probably start in more forward areas than I started in.

“I liked to come from deep as a midfield player, and a lot of Kai’s really good play in the last few seasons as he has broken through at Leverkusen has been in a slightly advanced no.10 role, or slightly wider areas or more in a striker kind of area of late.

“So I think there are differences in our game and styles but in terms of what we try to bring to the team, it is pretty similar in terms of productivity in goals and assists.”

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