Chelsea Season Preview - Top 4 Finish or a Title Charge?

Wednesday, 07 Aug, 2019

Lampard said that Mount been impressive for Chelsea after spending last season on loan at Derby County.

The 29-year-old appeared to fall completely out of favour nearly as soon as he joined the club back in 2017, and was restricted to just one appearance last season under Maurizio Sarri - who openly admitted he was not going to play the former Leicester star.

However, according to the Telegraph, Chelsea are likely to have to pay a percentage of Drinkwater's wages if a deal is to be agreed in the coming days.

During the 2018/19 campaign, the 29-year-old would feature just once all season.

The players that Lampard has fit and available have been able to train with him in the build up to the season and as a result have a better understanding of his system and ideas than those now on the injury table. "We'll do our best to get him back".

The switch to Premier League football, however, did not pan out as he would have hoped for, with Bakayoko flitting in and out of the side all season long.

The summer exit of star playmaker Eden Hazard to Real Madrid and an ongoing transfer ban leaves the inexperienced Lampard up against it, especially as he looks set to use gifted but raw youngsters Callum Hudson-Odoi, Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount to spearhead his reign.

The club are now banned from making signings for two transfer windows, and also begin life without Eden Hazard following the Belgium midfielder's move to Real Madrid in the summer. The Blues are ready to offload the French midfielder, who did not find a taker in AC Milan.

As Pre-season ended with a two-all draw against Borussia Monchengladbach, we provide some of the answers that have been revealed in Lampard's era.

But he is backing Manchester United to finish in a Champions League position.