How will Chelsea perform next season?

After a one year transfer ban, Chelsea were finally able to flex their muscles in the transfer market once again. In recent years, the Blues haven’t splashed a lot of cash on new players like they used to when Roman Abramovich first arrived. 

This time around though, the Londoners have started making good use of the cash they had in hand. 

Before the previous season concluded, they had already announced the signing of Hakim Ziyech from Ajax. The Moroccan’s arrival would add a lot of creativity and class in the team’s forward lineup that already boasts the talents of Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi. With favourable odds, those possessing Draftkings codes will be be taking notes for sure.

But that’s not all.

Lampard was even able to convince Timo Werner to leave RB Leipzig for Stamford Bridge. The German arrives in London with a reputation of being one of the most in form strikers in Europe and his presence would definitely ease the burden on Tammy Abraham’s shoulders. 

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard
Lampard has been keen to improve his attacking options

With Werner in the starting lineup, the Blues now have a striker who has the ability to cause devestation whether you put him down the left flank or place him as an out and out striker. The German loves testing the goalkeepers regularly and this particular attribute makes him a great asset to have. 

The left back role was quite a headache last season and the big money signing of Ben Chilwell from Leicester City adds more depth to the squad and gives them a full back who is still a few years away from reaching his peak. 

Now that the young Englishman is in the squad, Frank Lampard has a great option down the left flank who can add a new dimension to the offensive buildup while also never shirking from his defensive responsibilities. 

Malang Sarr chose not to extend his contract with OGC Nice once it expired and Chelsea quickly snapped up the young French defender who is likely to be sent out on loan. However, the youngster is bound to be a long term project. 

While Chelsea are quite notorious for sending youth players on loans, it is expected that the France Under 21 international would be treated differently since the club needs a long term option at the heart of defense. 

The club also completed the signing of legendary Brazilian defender Thiago Silva once his contract expired at Paris Saint-Germain. The 35 year old would bring a lot of experience and assuredness in defense which seems to be the club’s only weak point at the moment. 

All things considered, Thiago Silva might not be getting any younger but he is still one of the best defenders around. At the age of 35 he might not be giving you a lot of minutes on the pitch but whenever given the opportunity, he will do well and make a solid contribution. 

Chelsea might have signed a veteran defender but a very good defender at that and we can’t wait to see him bring his A game to England. 

After spending big this summer, Lampard would definitely be under a lot of pressure to deliver. The former midfielder has been given a lot of backing by the club’s top hierarchy and we’re not sure if Abramovich would be very patient if the club legend fails to deliver. 

At a time when the whole footballing world is still coming to terms with the devastation caused by COVID-19, Chelsea have sent a serious message to the rest of the big teams in the Premier League about their intentions. 

However, it would be interesting to see how Lampard would be able to turn this amazing group of individuals into a cohesive unit that can stand toe to toe with the best in England and beyond.