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Lampard wants to win a title in his first Chelsea season

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The Blues manager is realistic and he knows this season will be to build the team, but he also is very ambitious and wants to lift a trophy.

Chelsea lifted the UEFA Europa League trophy a few months ago after defeating Arsenal in Azerbaijan.

And now that Maurizio Sarri has left for Juventus, his replacement Frank Lampard wants to win a title in his first season with the Blues.

He also spoke about the gap between Manchester City and the rest of the English Premier League teams.

“The only way I know to change that gap is through absolute hard work and focus,” said Lampard to talkSPORT.

“Those basics don’t change, and with the transfer ban there is even more clarity because we can’t bring in players.”

“Every day I read City are buying and Manchester United are going to buy. All these teams are going to do business and that’s going to strengthen them.”

“We have to be realistic, but then I see every day the quality we have here,” he added.

“And I think about the players not here like Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Willian, Antonio Rudiger, and Reece James, and I think we have a competitive squad.”

Lampard explained: “I believe in them and there’s more because we have a lot of younger players.”

“There can be an uplift. That’s not me saying I’m going to make the difference.”

“It will be the players who make the difference,” he commented.

“So there’s the challenge. Now, can we win the league? It’s going to be a big ask. But we have to set out with that mindset.”