“In my opinion, we lost arguably the best player in the league. We couldn’t buy, so last year we only worked in the field.
Teams that yearn to make it to the top 6 or be close have spent last summer. They did it this year too.
They had the opportunity to build the acquired players into their teams, we are dealing with teams that are higher than us, which we want and strive to reach, which have been building their roster for a long time.
We want to build ours. We missed two windows, and now we came back and signed those who will make us better, ”Lampard said.
On the summer transfer window, Chelsea have signed Hakim Ziyech (from Ajax), Timo Werner (from RB Leipzig), Kai Havertz (from Bayer), Ben Chilwell (from Leicester) and Edouard Mendy ( from Rennes), Thiago Silva (free agent) and Malanga Sarra (from Nice, loaned to Porto).