Lampard: Why Kova and Kai can be key

Mateo Kovacic and Kai Havertz were particularly prominent with that skill in Seville where the Blues won 4-0 in midweek, and Lampard frequently praised the former’s ball-carrying prowess last season, when he was named Chelsea’s Player of the Year.

In fact the boss goes as far as to say he was envious of those with that quality during his playing days. Although he was renowned for his extraordinary endurance running and ability to arrive in dangerous areas at just the right moment, Lampard says his moving with the ball at pace was not at the same level.

‘I didn’t have the speed to travel at the speed both those players can,’ he says when considering the performances of Kovacic and Havertz.


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