‘Lampard under pressure after Werner & Ziyech deals’ Chelsea fans have been told!
Chelsea’s investment in Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech will see Frank Lampard fall under more pressure at Stamford Bridge next season, says Chris Sutton.
Chelsea have already generated plenty of headlines in the transfer market having sealed the signings of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, as they seek to close the gap on Liverpool and challenge for that Premier League title next season.
But bringing in top players, and looking to add a few more in the transfer window, means that there will be alot of pressure on Lampard to be a success at Chelsea next season, especially as they will need to win a trophy or two.
And Sutton concedes as much, with the former Chelsea striker telling TEAMtalk: “I think he has done a good job and answered some of the people who questioned whether he deserved to get the job.
“Arguably, Frank went into the first big job of his managerial career at the perfect moment.
“They had a transfer embargo to deal with, expectations were massively diluted and Lampard had time to get used to the job and the fact that Chelsea are sitting in the top four of the Premier League is a testament to the job he has done.
“Now, after the money that has been spent and the quality of the players that have been signed, there will be a very different pressure for Frank to deal with next season.
“That is the nature of the business we are in. There will be pressure when you are at a big club and the big question for Frank will be can they close the gap between Liverpool and Manchester City, who are quite a distance ahead of them at the moment. Those two teams are the benchmark at the moment.”