Chelsea’s transfer ban was lifted last week which means they will be allowed to buy players during the January transfer window. And as per reports Frank Lampard will be armed with a kitty of 150 million pounds. But the manager says the blue’s youngsters who are doing so well won’t be affected inspite of any spending that may happen to strengthen the team.
In what was seen as a ‘fan-pleasing’ move after the departure of Maurizio Sarri, Frank Lampard’s appointment has worked out well for Chelsea. With the ban on transfers, he has mobilized the club’s talented youngsters & getting good results. These youngsters who otherwise may not have gotten the opportunity to represent Chelsea got lucky with the transfer ban. And the club’s hand was forced into testing its academy at the real stage. Some would even say that Lampard has exceeded expectations & things are looking good for the club legend. Chelsea sits fourth in the Premier League and qualified for the Champions League last 16 with a 2-1 win over Lille on Tuesday. Yet, he feels there is room for improvement & that he won’t hesitate to bring in players who will improve the squad.
Lampard said, “I would always look at all areas for the team. In the summer we lost Eden Hazard, who was a huge part of scoring and creating our goals last season – and the season before that, to be fair. I think we’ve found ways in the team where we can still be competitive. We’re showing that in the league and in the Champions League. But going forward, can we get even better? Can we get better in forward areas, to help our competition and to help the idea that we can be more clinical? I think we will always look at that.” That being said he also added that he believes in the quality of the young players at Chelsea.
Chelsea finished second to Valencia and could draw Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain or RB Leipzig in the last 16. They won 2-1 yesterday thanks to goals from Tammy Abraham & Cesar Azpilicueta but there was a late scare which could have seen them drop to Europa League. Chelsea face Bournemouth at home next on Saturday & Lampard will be hoping to bounce back after the disappointment at Everton last weekend.