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Chelsea finished third last season, 26 points behind champions Manchester City who have strengthened to the tune of £75million with Rodri and Angelino while Chelsea have sold our best player Eden Hazard and can’t sign players because of a transfer ban.
No one is tipping Chelsea to win the league this season but Chelsea boss Frank Lampard insists the Blues must head into the new season with the mindset to win the league.
“The only way I know to change that gap is through absolute hard work and focus,” said Lampard, according to Daily Mail.
“Those basics don’t change, and with the transfer ban there is even more clarity because we can’t bring in players.
“Every day I read City are buying and Manchester United are going to buy. All these teams are going to do business and that’s going to strengthen them.
“So we have to be realistic, but then I see every day the quality we have here. And I think about the players not here like Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Willian, Antonio Rudiger and Reece James, and I think we have a competitive squad. I believe in them and there’s more because we have a lot of younger players.
“There can be an uplift. That’s not me saying I’m going to make the difference. It will be the players who make the difference.
“So there’s the challenge. Now, can we win the league? It’s going to be a big ask. But we have to set out with that mind-set.”