Chelsea supervisor Frank Lampard has introduced in in Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell, Malang Sarr, Thiago Silva and Kai Havertz.
- Last Updated: September 10, 2020, 8:34 PM IST
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Chelsea supervisor Frank Lampard on Thursday brushed apart discuss of stress on him to ship a title after a profitable switch window, saying his new recruits should hit the bottom working to assist them shut the hole on Manchester City and Liverpool.
Lampard deployed a variety of youth gamers final season as they completed fourth within the Premier League, 33 factors behind champions Liverpool and 15 behind second-placed City.
The London facet have introduced in Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell, Malang Sarr, Thiago Silva and Kai Havertz within the shut season to spice up their probabilities this time round.
“I’m shocked when you didn’t assume I wasn’t underneath stress final season. I thrive off the stress. It’s what I like doing,” Lampard advised reporters forward of Monday’s season opener towards Brighton & Hove Albion.
“I didn’t come within the job to struggle for fourth place or deliver academy gamers in, I got here right here to win. Last yr we couldn’t recruit and this yr the membership have made the choice to usher in gamers. It adjustments the panorama, we’re able to work.”
Lampard stated he understood the thrill of followers following the additions to their squad.
“But I do know what it takes to win the Premier League,” added Lampard, a three-times league winner with Chelsea.
“City and Liverpool have run over a number of years. I hope we’ll enhance. We know expectations are there, however we wish to enhance and never get forward of ourselves.
“The stress on me to do higher must be normal. I don’t wish to speak about statements… the work begins now.”
Chelsea will probably be with out Ziyech for the Brighton recreation after the Moroccan sustained a knee damage in a pre-season pleasant. Silva and Chilwell and also will miss out as they work in the direction of full match health.