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Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says he has “ideas” on how to guide the club through the “long” transfer window this month.
The Blues proved to be the biggest Premier League spender in the previous market. In fact, Chelsea spent more than 200 million pounds sterling to secure several important signings.
But while the likes of Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech have impressed, the West Londoners have faced a losing streak in their fight for points.
Lampard’s men have only won four points in their previous five Premier League games. As such, the head coach says he has started thinking about the changes he could make in January.
“I’m not sure at this point,” Lampard told reporters (via objective) when asked about his plans. “I have ideas. We have a great squad and we have to see if that changes, if there are opportunities for players who don’t play as much.
“It will be a conversation between the player and me and then we will see if we can strengthen ourselves in the right way.
“But we are not going to jump from one place to another to do it right now, my focus this year is purely on work. It’s a long month. “
In fact, Chelsea could agree to let the players go this month. Left-back Marcos Alonso is among those who could retire, with reports stating that a move to Atlético de Madrid is in the cards for Spanish.
The future of forward Olivier Giroud also remains somewhat uncertain. The French admitted in November he had had serious thoughts about finding a new club this month.
Though he’s gained a more regular role lately, he hasn’t offered an update on his plans.
But talking about January transfers seems like a luxury amid rising rates of coronavirus infection in England.
In fact, two members of Chelsea’s playing team tested positive in the last round of the Premier League selection.
Lampard would back up the circuit breaker
What’s more, with Manchester City and Fulham suffering recent outbreaks, Lampard faced questions about whether a temporary hiatus in competition would be beneficial.
“We had that before in March. I have to say that the Premier League and the clubs themselves have done everything possible to make the environment as safe as possible, ”said the coach.
“But we are discovering that it is not always easy to do when people are going home and leaving the building and the numbers are increasing, particularly in London, where we are.
“That would have to be for the authorities, the Government, the Premier League… everyone would have to be clear that it would be beneficial to stop for a switch. If they tell you to stop, you stop. “
Chelsea’s game with City on Sunday will go ahead, despite their opponents being left without a number of players due to self-isolation.
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