Frank Lampard has dropped a broad hint that Chelsea are likely to be active in the January transfer market.
The West London club are free to sign new players again after their FIFA transfer ban was lifted, and now their manager has implied that new additions will be in-coming at Stamford Bridge after his team were beaten in front of their home fans by Southampton on Boxing Day, with goals by Michael Obafemi and Nathan Redmond condemning them to a second consecutive home defeat, for the first time in 8 years.
It was a far cry from the accolades that both Lampard and his team attracted after their away win at Tottenham at the start of the week.
After the Southampton match, a frustrated Lampard told reporters that “When it’s all easy we were the greatest thing in the world, they were the greatest players and I was a great manager. And today it’s questioned.
“And it’s when you’re questioned that you’ll see the strength of character of someone I’d say.”
It was the first time since October 2011 when they lost back-to-back games with Arsenal and Liverpool that Chelsea had lost two successive matches in the Premier League at home.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.