Lampard defends Havertz after Chelsea’s 2-1 defeat to Wolves
Lampard defends Havertz after Chelsea’s 2-1 defeat to Wolves

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is adamant that Kai Havertz will become a “top player” for the club, after the player struggled in Tuesday night’s defeat to Wolves, .

At Molineaux, Olivier Giroud had put the Blues ahead, but before Pedro Neto scored in injury time to secure a 2-1 win, Daniel Podence netted an equaliser.

Havertz, meanwhile, struggled to make an impact and the German International was taken off with 20 minutes remaining.

The 21-year-old, who joined Chelsea for £71 million, has been unable to hit consistent form since leaving Bayer Leverkusen.

But Lampard has backed the midfielder to improve.

“Kai can play better, we know that, and he’ll know that himself tonight,” Lampard told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“He’s going to be a top player for the club, I keep saying the same thing.

“Tonight wasn’t the best for him, neither the best for some others.”

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