Lampard hopes Werner and Havertz shine more than Hazard – but expensive transfers have so far failed at Chelsea


Frank Lampard is optimistic that Timo Werner and Kai Havertz will succeed at Chelsea.

The German duo managed to find the net without a few games in the 4-0 victory in the FA Cup against the team from the second league, Morecambes.

But, more worrying is that the form of the two players is not going up with The Blues who have paid a total of 145 million euros.

Lampard believes Havertz and Werner will have more success than Eden Hazard currently plays for Real Madrid.

“People who ask them should look at the other key players who have come to this country at a young age,” Lampard told talkSPORT.

“Eden Hazard is a great example. “He came here and became one of our biggest players.”

“It is not an easy transition in this championship. “It’s a difficult league and I think people who question them should be given time because they are great guys and we transferred them for now and for the future.”

“I understand the questions because it is the world we live in. “They will try to be great players for the club,” added the Blues strategist.

But while Lampard hopes Werner and Havertz will develop into Hazard-style successes, Chelsea have certainly had the right share of costly failures during the Roman Abramovich era.

Below you can see the failed transfers of the blues over the years:

ANDRIY SHEVCHENKO

Transferred from AC Milan in 2006, milionë 30 million

Andriy Shevchenko had been a great striker, but had done his best when he was at Chelsea

FERNANDO TORRES

Transferred from Liverpool in 2011, 50 million

Fernando Torres, one of the deadliest strikers in world football, was apparently cursed when he switched Liverpool for Chelsea to a rek 50m British record in January 2011

SHAUN WRIGHT-Philips

Transferred from Manchester City in 2005, 21 million

Shaun Wright-Phillips (left) played 125 times for Chelsea but tried to impress

ADRIAN MUTU

Transferred from Parma in 2003, 15.8 million

Adrian Mutu's career at Chelsea was ruined when he tested positive for cocaine in 2004

JUAN SEBASTIAN VERON

Transferred from Manchester United in 2003, 15 million

After fighting at Manchester United, Juan Sebastian Veron was no better at Chelsea

KEPA ARRIZBALAGA

Transferred from Athletic Bilbao in 2018, 72 million

Kepa started brilliantly after his 72 72m arrival at Chelsea but has since become prone to error

TIEMOUE BAKAYOKO

Transferred from Monaco in 2017, 40 million

Tiemoue Bakayoko never looked at Chelsea's part despite the club spending milion 40m on him

ALVARO MORATA

Transferred from Real Madrid in 2017, 60 million

Alvaro Morata's time with Chelsea led him to distraction as he struggled for goals

YURI ZHIRKOV

Transferred from CSKA Moscow in 2009, 18 million

A bandaged soldier Yuri Zhirkov during a match against the Bolton Wanderers in April 2010

DANNY DRINKING WATER

Transferred from Leicester City in 2017, milionë 35 million. /telegraph/

Danny Drinkwater sees red during Chelsea's under-23 match with Tottenham last month

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