Frank Lampard was confirmed as the Chelsea manager signing a three-year deal on Thursday morning.
Just after a season coaching Championship side Derby County, the all-time goalscorer will now replace Maurizio Sarri who joined Juventus. We take a look at key things Lampard needs to fix.
Since Diego Costa left the club, Chelsea has been struggling up front for most of the time in the concluded season. However, the Blues signed Alvaro Morata, who didn’t offer a solution and ended up joining Atletico Madrid on loan. Gonzalo Higuain also joined in January and most of the times he was on the bench with Sarri opting to play Eden Hazard as false nine.
Chelsea could turn to Michy Batshuayi or maybe Tammy Abraham but Lampard needs to act quickly and find a solution.
Chelsea have over 50 players on loan and generation youth players whom they can use especially now they are facing transfer ban from FIFA. The new boss needs to be given time to blood said talent – even if that means, in the short term at least, heading backwards to go forwards.
Chelsea lost Eden Hazard to Real Madrid, one of their most influential player. The club has to act quick and get a replacement for the Belgian. But the question is, who can replace Hazard?
Defender David Luiz is believed to be one of the most-trusted senior voices and however, the Brazilian could be on his way out and thats something to worry the Blues in terms of leadership. Gary Cahill is another big name, but will Lampard let him just leave or he will include him in his backroom staff? The new boss must not let the few senior, influential figures they have in the squad slip through their grasp.