Brighton vs Chelsea: Lampard rates Kai Havertz, Wener after their first EPL game
Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has said there is more to come from new boys, Kai Havertz and Timo Werner, after they both made their debut in the 3-1 win over Brighton on Monday.
Lampard handed full debuts to his new German duo, as the Blues got their Premier League campaign off to a winning start.
Werner won the penalty that Jorginho scored to make it 1-0, while Havertz had a relatively quiet game.
But Lampard was impressed with both players and says they will only get better.
On Havertz, he told reporters: “I liked him. It’s not a game where you come away and say ‘there’s 10 vintage moments’ but I thought there were moments of big quality and calmness.
“It’s a big ask [to settle in immediately]. There’s lot on his shoulders for the signing, that he was he is young and coming into a new league.”
On Werner, Lampard added: “He’s not a front man that attaches to centre-backs. Sometimes he can start from a bit deeper and we saw that with the burst of pace [for the penalty] the ball was overplayed but he still got there.
“He has that about him. He’s got a real hunger to score goals. I think we saw a lot of signs of what he’s going to bring.”
Chelsea host champions Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Sunday and would hope to have Hakim Ziyech and Ben Chilwell available.