Frank Lampard insists that the owners of Chelsea have very ambitious plans and that the club is still very interesting for players despite their miserable season.
- Lampard insists Chelsea still interesting for new players
- Lampard compares current season to Chelsea in 2001
- Chelsea play Nottingham on Saturday
What is the news?
Chelsea have endured a horrible season thus far and the Blues currently sit in 11th place on the Premier League table, well outside of the top spots and European football. The club made some major investments during the previous two transfer windows, but aren’t able to match these investments to their performances. This summer it is expected again that Chelsea will be investing heavily in the squad and there have been fears that the club would be having some difficulties to sign new high-profile players due to their poor season. Lampard, however, firmly believes Chelsea can still sign the big name players this summer.
What did Lampard say?
Talking ahead of Chelsea’s match against Nottingham Forest, Lampard was asked if he would still sign for Chelsea considering their current situation: “Absolutely I would sign for Chelsea,” he said. “There are a lot of great things about this club. ‘Form is temporary, quality is permanent’ is a good saying. I can see fantastic intentions to take the club forward. A lot of big clubs go through this process in some way, shape or form, and the more successful you’ve been, the more headlines it gets when you come to that moment.”
Lampard compares Chelsea’s current situation to the moment he signed for them in 2001. “I signed when we were a top-six or top-eight team, and little did I know that I’d come out of it with trophies and medals all over the place. I was part of a huge process that saw this club grow into the most successful club in the modern era of the Premier League. This is a huge football club. No matter what happens in the next six months or two years or three years, this is always going to be a successful football club. I absolutely believe that.”
What next for Chelsea?
The Blues still have four games to go int he Premier League this season, starting against relegation battles Nottingham Forest. After that they will play against Manchester City and Manchester United, before closing the season with a home game against Newcastle United.