Chelsea’s attacking midfielder Kai Havertz will be given time to settle into life at Stamford Bridge so he can live up to his exciting potential, manager Frank Lampard said on Wednesday.
Chelsea signed the highly-rated Havertz from Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen last week on a five-year deal for a fee that British media reported was around £71 million ($92.33 million).
Havertz scored 46 goals and made 31 assists in 150 games for the German club but Lampard sought to play down expectations on the 21-year-old ahead of Monday’s Premier League season opener at Brighton & Hove Albion.
“The ability to score and know the right areas to arrive into, which I’ve seen in Kai… can be quite a natural instinct but it’s something that can be worked on, improved,” Lampard told Chelsea’s website.
“We also have to…