After landing in Japan for their pre-season tour, Frank Lampard has made a simply stunning claim about his current Chelsea squad for next season.
What’s being said?
He said: “I think I’ve inherited very good players. We can’t bring any players in, we know that this year, but I don’t need new players.”
“I’m very happy with the squad and determined for us to be successful. I know the club very well, I know the players very well. I have my own way that I want to work with the players.”
“I have to say, in the one week that we’ve been training I’ve been very happy with the attitude and the qualities of the players.” (Source: Sky Sports)
Are you sure, Frank?
Given Chelsea’s struggles with consistency last season, this is a claim that Lampard will have to do well to back-up next season.
In midfield, Ross Barkley finished the top scorer with just five goals, and there wasn’t much joy for the strikers with Alvaro Morata scoring the most league goals with just six, despite leaving the club in January.
Lampard claiming he needs no players because he’s happy with the squad is a surprise. Either Lampard is fooling himself in his analysis of the Chelsea squad, or he’s trying to play some early mind games ahead of a crucial season.