Frank Lampard opens up and sends huge message to Chelsea fans after transfer failure
Frank Lampard has opened up on the clubs chances of now getting back inside the top four by the end of the season.
There was a lot of speculation and frustration in the Chelsea ranks during the January transfer window after the Blues failed to acquire any players, despite the fact that Lampard was keen to improve the side.
Asked if he is worried about other teams strengthening while CHELSEA missed out, Lampard said on the Metro: “Yes. The reality of the fact is that we’ve not done business here, for whatever reason.
“That’s the transfer window, but if I’m looking at it with my business head on and looking around us in the table, Manchester United obviously have signed a big, world-class player in my opinion.
“And the teams around us, Sheffield United have made some fantastic signings, Chris Wilder’s job is incredible because he’s had years to work with that group and now they are adding where they see that they need to.
“Tottenham have signed a few, and again, they are not far behind us.
“And not only have they signed a few but a couple of players have left, not being too crude about it, but they were coming towards the end of their contracts and weren’t happy being at the club any more.
“And that’s sometimes as important as bringing players in, that you can change the feeling of the group, if players are not willing to be there.
“So I think that’s smart business on their part, and now what remains to be seen will be seen.
“From my view – and this is not to talk ourselves down, because we’re six points clear in fourth – now we become probably the underdogs and the outsiders to some point, because teams have strengthened around us. It’s a fact.”
CHELSEA had the money to sign the players that they needed and it was a massive shock to see that Lampard was unable to acquire the players that he needed to improve the side, especially as star man Tammy Abraham is out with injury.
If they don’t get back inside the top four this season, it will not be down to Lampard, it will be down to the fact he was unable to improve the side.