Frank Lampard has explained Chelsea’s summer transfer spree.
The West London club were by far the most active in the summer transfer window, splashing out well over £200 million on the likes of Timo Werner, kai Havertz and Ben Chilwell
However, Lampard explains that it was necessary to bridge the gap to the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City, and that clubs that want to be in the top six spend every year.
In the case of Chelsea though they lost a year because of the UEFA transfer ban imposed on the club for signing ineligible players from abroad under the age of 18.
That meant that when Eden Hazard, who Lampard describes as “probably the best player in the league” left to Real Madrid in the summer of 2019, they were unable to replace him.
So, after a year of inactivity in the transfer market, they were effectively playing catch-up this summer.
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