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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard insists he can bring success to Stamford Bridge this season despite being unable to make new signings this season.
Chelsea have been banned from registering new players for two consecutive transfer windows after FIFA found the club guilty of breaching regulations relating to the signing of under-18s.
The Blues have appealed the decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
Many doubt Lampard will be successful at Chelsea due to his inability to make new signings but Lampard has confidence in his current squad and has backed the team to be successful next season.
“I watched a lot of Chelsea last year under Maurizio Sarri,” Lampard said ahead of Chelsea’s pre-season clash with Kawasaki Frontale in Yokohama, Japan.
“In terms of the way that the season finished, to win the Europa League and secure Champions League football, it was a successful season. But for me, the story is not to look backwards.
“I know the club very well, I know the players very well. I have my own way that I want to work with the players, and I have to say in one week that we have been training I have been very happy with the attitude and the quality of the players. My job now is to work hard in pre-season with them.
“I like my teams to play with a lot of energy and speed, with and without the ball, so I want to win it back as quickly as we can. When we have the ball, I want to move the ball quickly and create chances and win games and feel like we are playing football that we enjoy. So, that is my job now.
“I think I have inherited very good players. We can’t bring any players in this year, we know that, but I don’t need new players. I am very happy with the squad and determined for us to be successful.”