Bayer Leverkusen boss Peter Bosz has criticised Frank Lampard’s management of Kai Havertz.
Havertz joined Chelsea in the summer with the Blues paying £70m to take him from the Bundesliga to the Premier League.
The attacking midfielder has struggled at Stamford Bridge despite being the star of the show during his time with Leverkusen.
Havertz was one of many summer signings made by Lampard, who still seems unsure exactly what his best team is.
And Bosz believes Chelsea won’t see the best of Havertz until Lampard decides how he wants to use the 21-year-old.
He told The Athletic: “As for Kai, I can see why Chelsea brought him in but I cannot yet see the exact idea Frank Lampard has for him.
"It’s really good that he protects him in the press, though. But in the end, you must deliver, you must score goals and make goals. For a €100 million transfer you must play, and he isn’t.”
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As Bosz eluded to, Lampard has regularly said that fans and critics need to be patient over Havertz.
He has scored just one Premier League goal in 15 appearances but did manage a hat-trick in the League Cup against Barnsley.
Lampard had said: "In the modern day there is going to be criticism for every player of every club who loses a game.
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"We should be patient with Havertz from the 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.
"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."
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