Frank Lampard has recently discussed his hopes of freshening up the current Chelsea squad with some new additions.
Chelsea under Lampard
Despite his very limited experience in the dugout, Frank Lampard was the man chosen by Chelsea to replace the outgoing Maurizio Sarri last summer.
Though Sarri wasn’t exactly a fan favourite at Stamford Bridge, he still managed to guide the Blues to a 3rd-place finish in the Premier League last season, whilst also winning the Europa League.
Unlike Sarri, though, Lampard, who was already bereft of any top-flight managerial experience, was unable to call upon Eden Hazard, after the Belgian superstar made the move to Real Madrid over the summer.
The former Derby County boss was also unable to bring in any of his own additions during his first transfer window at Chelsea, due to the capital outfit’s transfer ban.
Yet despite having lost the club’s star player, and not securing a single signing over the course of two windows, Lampard has enjoyed a fairly successful 2019/20 to date.
Before the season was halted, Chelsea were sat 4th in the Premier League, a position they have managed to hold for the majority of the campaign.
Lampard eyeing reinforcements
However, it is quite clear that Chelsea are by no means the finished article.
Lampard’s focus on youth has showcased the level of previously neglected young quality in Chelsea’s ranks.
The likes of Tammy Abraham, Reece James and Fikayo Tomori have thoroughly impressed this term, and will no doubt continue to do so, should they be afforded sufficient minutes moving forward.
Yet while the Chelsea faithful will be glad to see the club’s academy products finally being utilised, it is fairly clear that the Londoners are still some way off challenging the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool for the Premier League, and competing with the very best in Europe.
As a result, Chelsea will likely be eager to add some reinforcements in the near future, especially with Willian and Pedro’s contracts set to expire this month.
And, as outlined above, it sounds as though Frank Lampard is also hoping to breathe some new life into his squad.
Speaking in a recent interview, the English tactician stated that he is excited about the squad he has at his disposal, but also conceded that he wants ‘a few additions’ in certain areas:
“I’m certainly excited about the squad we’ve got, with the young players and if we can get a few additions for areas I feel we need.
“We didn’t bring in anyone in January, it didn’t work out to be right for us at the time, and last summer we couldn’t bring anyone in, so those windows are gone and we haven’t changed.
“So I am excited about the squad we’ve got, if we can freshen up in the right areas we all know that.”
Quotes via Goal.
This article was edited by Conor Laird.
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