Lampard reveals the bonus Chelsea have had from the transfer ban

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New Chelsea boss Frank Lampard believes the transfer ban imposed on the club has enabled Chelsea have a quiet pre-season free of speculation and he believes that could be positive.

Chelsea are unable to sign players for the next two transfer windows due to the transfer ban imposed on the club by FIFA.

“The bonus is we can have a calm July and just focus on the team,” Lampard said.

“Other teams will buy players and try to improve but we just have to focus on what we can do here. If I came in and the squad was really short then that would be a problem but I don’t believe it is.

“I know we have a good squad, we have a lot of really good young talent and that becomes a big focus of the year.

“We want to be competitive but we also want to put our faith in the young players to see if they can get into the team and show what they can do. It’s also a test for the older players to see if they can rise to that challenge.”

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