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The race for top four last season went down the wire as four teams fought for two slots in the top four battle, with Arsenal and Manchester United eventually missing out as they ended fifth and sixth respectively.
Chelsea finished last season in third position, but it wasn’t a smooth campaign for the Chelsea team as the Blues went up and down especially in the second part of the season. It was expected that Chelsea would miss out on Champions League qualification, but the Blues capitalised on failings of other top four rivals to even finish third.
It’s going to be a different ball game next season, as Chelsea have a new manager in Frank Lampard. The Blues have been hit with a transfer ban for two windows and Lampard is rated as an inexperienced manager due to his lack of years of experience in his CV.
Liverpool legend Steve Nicol has revealed that he fears for Chelsea next season due to the transfer ban, and the high expectations placed on Lampard. Nicol doesn’t think Chelsea have a striker who can bang in the goals next season, and is worried that it could affect the club.
“I’m worried for Chelsea,” Nicol said on ESPN FC.
“I’m certainly worried for Frank.
“Whoever manages Chelsea, it’s going to be tough for them.
“But Frank’s under so much pressure with it being his first job and with not being able to go and sign anybody, that’s a disaster waiting to happen.
“It is all about goals.
“From the back to the middle you know exactly what you’re going to get from Chelsea.
“But where’s the goals coming from? I am absolutely genuinely worried for Frank because I just don’t see where the goals are coming from.”