Former Chelsea player Glenn Hoddles says club owner Roman Abramovich must back head coach Frank Lampard in the transfer market in order to turn the Blues into a Premier League title challengers.
Lampard had led the Blues into fourth on the log before the Premier League was suspended due to the outbreak of coronavirus. And Hoddle insists Lampard must be given time and space afforded to Jurgen Klopp in Liverpool.
"When you look at the squad you have to wonder what is going on above him in terms of recruitment. For me, Frank needs a clear transfer policy to take his team forward," he wrote in a new book, 'The Boss — Chelsea managers from Ted Drake to Frank Lampard', serialized in The Sun.
"He has been getting it right on the training pitch, on the football side, but the next big phase for him will be how the club operate in the transfer market. If Frank gets the players he wants, not the players someone else wants, he has an excellent chance, in two or three years' time, of having the right squad and the right team to challenge for the Premier League title."
"Chelsea have to treat Frank exactly the way Liverpool treated Jurgen Klopp, give him the time to rebuild, give him the players he wants."