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Frank Lampard has urged Chelsea fans to be patient with Kai Havertz amid his struggles to find his best form since arriving at Stamford Bridge.
Lampard said: “The reaction around Kai, when you look and you analyse what’s happening here, he had no pre-season, started to really play well and then got Covid and all eyes are on because of the price tag but we need huge perspective here.
“I’ve mentioned some of the great players the Premier League has seen has taken time to succeed in the Premier League. Some of them have been, gone away and come back to the Premier League and become great players.
“I’m not saying it will take a long, long time for Kai, but he does need time to settle in on and off the pitch. And that’s what’s happening, I’m very happy with him, I’ve got no problem with him but for Chelsea fans and us, we must give him time.”
Havertz is likely to get another chance to prove himself when Chelsea host West Ham on Monday in the Premier League.