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Paul Merson identifies key “problem’” for Frank Lampard that could squander Chelsea’s title hopes

Pundit Paul Merson

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Paul Merson believes Chelsea could win the Premier League title, however, warns Frank Lampard that he will have a tough task to keep his squad content when they are not all playing.

The Blues were busy during the summer transfer window, bringing new fresh players to Stamford Bridge with the likes of Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech.

Lampard’s side are currently sitting in 5th place on the Premier League table, three points behind the leaders Leicester City.

And speaking about the club’s title chances, Merson said: “If we are going to talk about Tottenham winning the title, then Chelsea are right in the mix.”

“If Spurs can win it, then for sure, Chelsea can win it.

“Frank Lampard has now got who he wants in key positions and you can really see the difference.

“Thiago Silva is world-class. They’ve got two full-backs who are as good as any in the league and for me, they [Reece James and Ben Chilwell] are the two England full-backs, in my opinion. They are outstanding. Silva is also only going to make Kurt Zouma a better player and the goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is solid.

“It’s coming from everywhere too. Hakim Ziyech has got a left foot that can open a can of worms, Timo Werner scores plenty of goals, Tammy Abraham looks like he’s getting better and then there’s Mason Mount. They’ve just got so much attacking talent.

“The problem is going to be keeping everyone happy and that’s going to be the hardest job in the world. You are going to have top, top-draw players not playing, and that’s hard.

“Kai Havertz wasn’t even in the squad because he was unwell and Christian Pulisic is injured too. Mateo Kovacic played on Saturday, but he hasn’t been playing. That’s going to be the problem Chelsea have to contend with going forward.”

Source: Metro UK

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