Lampard embraces pressure of Chelsea's spending spree

Tuesday, 15 Sep, 2020

As a Chelsea player, he has seen a host of managers ruthlessly sacked for not meeting Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich's exacting standards.

The Blues have spent heavily in the transfer market this summer brigning in players like Werner, Thiago Silva and Kai Havertz and many betting and casino websites like have predicted an easy win for the Stamford Bridge outfit.

Striking a note of caution about Chelsea's ability to thrive immediately, Lampard said: "We have finished a lot of points behind in the last two seasons so we have to first look at closing the gap and building confidence".

The pressure will certainly be on Chelsea and Lampard as they will be expected to not only finish on the top four once again, but potentially push Liverpool and Manchester City for the title, and challenge for some cup glory, having missed out narrowly last season to Arsenal in the FA Cup final.

Havertz has had to hit the ground running under the watch of Lampard at Chelsea's Cobham training complex, where he has been preparing for a Premier League season that starts with a trip to Brighton on Monday.

Brighton and Chelsea met just over a fortnight ago in a friendly used as a pilot event for the return of supporters.

"Because I think when you talk about the owners of clubs I don't think it matters what line of business they come from, we're talking about some very wealthy owners of clubs in the Premier League".

Midfielder Ziyech, signed from Ajax, and former Leicester City left-back Chilwell will not feature in the opening game due to injuries.

Despite the London club attempting to shift players to make space for their new signings, Tomori appears to have survived the axe for now.

Timo Werner won a penalty on his Chelsea debut as second-half goals from Reece James and Kurt Zouma ensured they began the Premier League season with a 3-1 win at Brighton and Hove Albion.

"Who knows? I can't predict that".

"My expectations are on a different level from previous year because of the different situation", said Lampard. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information.

'With Fikayo I'm not aware of [Everton interest] - he's in contention for Brighton and that's where we're at, ' he added.