Frank Lampard will be the first to outline Chelsea's need for improvement before the upcoming season kicks off. The Blues boss was nominated for Premier League Manager of the Season for 2019/20 alongside Jurgen Klopp, Brendan Rodgers and Chris Wilder.
Despite having signed both Ben Chilwell and Thiago Silva, Lampard remains keen on the prospect of further reinforcements in goal and across his porous backline. Given the signings of Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner and possibly Kai Havertz, the Blues may be reliant on selling some players to invest at the back.
The arrival of Chilwell means that Marcos Alonso could be shown the door in this transfer window. Despite featuring in 18 league matches last season, Lampard appeared far from convinced of Alonso’s defensive abilities.
Selling two left-backs in the same transfer window may be seen as drastic action but Cesar Azpilicueta’s ability to also play on the left could allow that to happen. Emerson Palmeri offers similar strengths and weaknesses to Alonso which largely explains why Lampard was so willing to spend big money on Chilwell.
The arrival of Werner and possibly Havertz means that Lampard has a range of options to choose from in attack. If that is the case, it would make sense to sell Michy Batshuayi given that Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham appear to be in front of him in the pecking order at Chelsea.
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