A former player believes that Frank Lampard will be given a lot of cash to spend around next summer if he manages to keep his jaw.
While Frank Lampard has returned to his old stomping ground in a managerial role, it is still not certain if he would survive at the club.
Roman Abramovich has the tendency to quickly change managers. And Frank Lampard is actually the 14th manager the club has hired ever since the Russian bought the club. With the Blues facing a transfer ban for this and the next window, the new manager is unable to buy players available on the market.
A lot of work will be done through the club’s academy next season which makes the job difficult for the former England international. The likes of Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata have generated decent funds for the club and Lampard will be able to use those if he is at the club by next summer.
According to Pat Nevin, Lampard’s priority should be to do well next season and enjoy the benefits later on.
“Surely the club understands this is the worst time now in probably two decades to take over at Chelsea Football Club,” Nevin said according to The Daily Star.
“You’ve lost your best player that half of everything was built around last season in Hazard, you can’t actually buy anybody else at the moment and that [the FIFA ban] looks like it might stick.
“You’re going to have to change the system completely from one that was a very specific system last season.
“You’ve not got a natural goalscorer in the team. They’re slightly ageing but the defence is quite good.
“All those things and then look at your competition, Manchester City aren’t hanging back they’ve gone and got Rodri, Liverpool aren’t going to hang back, Spurs aren’t hanging back.
“They’re all going to be throwing the money at it, they’re all going to be better. Chelsea, you’ve got to think they’re not going to be as good because they’ve not got Hazard anymore.
“All those things stuck together, it’s a tough one. But I refuse to get caught up in, ‘Because a famous footballer is loved by a club, it’s going to work.’
“It honestly makes little to no difference in the long term, it’s whether you’re a good manager, that’s what it comes down to.”