Havertz has shown flashes of brilliance in his first four games for his new club, netting a hat-trick in the 6-0 Carabao Cup win over Barnsley and providing a fine cushioned assist for Calum Hudson-Odoi’s goal in last weekend’s 3-3 draw with West Bromich Albion.
The Germany international has been played in a multitude of positions; on the wing, as false nine and No.10, with the latter his self-proclaimed favoured role.
Wright admitted the 21-year-old needs to be in the middle of all the action to make things happen and urged Lampard to make him a focal point of Chelsea’s attack.
‘I want him to put more emphasis on Havertz and give him more of the ball,’ Wright said on the Kelly and Wrighty show.
‘I saw him do one lay-off for the goal for Hudson-Odoi where you think to yourself that guy has got to be in the middle of the game because he’s going to make things happen because he’s so talented.
‘When you look at Chelsea and what they’ve got especially going forward, I think Kai Havertz is going to be somebody that we’re going to be raving about as soon as he finds his feet. Same with [Timo] Werner with how sharp he is.’
‘Chelsea have got a team that you can feel that once the pieces fit they’re a very good team. It’s just how long it’s going to take to get that going smoothly, get the players in the right places, play some games, build some confidence and start beating teams.
‘Hopefully the goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is going to make a big difference for them, but just putting Thiago Silva in their back line is not enough for me.’