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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has asked Chelsea fans to be patient with Kai Havertz after another disappointing display from the £71million new signing against Everton.
The Germany international was withdrawn after 68 minutes of the 1-0 defeat at Everton, the fourth successive game he has been substituted, after failing to have any impact against makeshift Everton left-back Ben Godfrey.
“In the modern day there is going to be criticism for every player of every club who loses a game,” Lampard said.
“We should be patient with Havertz from a Chelsea end because he is a top-quality talent who has come into this league.
“He can play in any position across the front three and he has played on the right countless times before he played for Chelsea.
“But we have to be patient, particularly with any young player playing in the speed of the Premier League.
“People who want to jump on to criticise (should) just wait and give a young player time. I know the player that Kai Havertz is going to be.”