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Playing from the flanks have never worked for Kai Havertz, since he signed up for the club. The few times he had showed his quality, he did so playing behind the striker, in a central attacking midfield role.
However, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard fielded him as a wide player in the 1-0 defeat to Everton and it didn’t work out for the German star.
Lampard has called for patience with Havertz, and he still maintained that the former Bayer Leverkusen player can play anywhere across the front three and in the attacking midfield position.
“In the modern day, there’s going to be criticism for every player of every club that loses a game, or if something doesn’t go right,” he said.
“We certainly should be patient with Kai Havertz from a Chelsea end because he’s a top-quality talent coming into this league.
“He’s played off the right wing countless times before he signed for Chelsea, he can play in any position across the front and in midfield also so that’s not an issue.
“We do have to be patient, not just with Kai but with any young player, and particularly a young player adjusting to the speed of the Premier League.”