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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard insists the last thing he would do as Chelsea boss is to be negative.
Lampard revealed he understood the challenges he would face as Chelsea boss with Eden Hazard, Alvaro Morata and Gonzalo Higuain leaving the club this summer and Chelsea’s inability to sign new players but insists it’s not an excuse for Chelsea not to be competitive.
“Things surprise you in football management every day but the situation has been exactly what I expected,” Lampard told Sky Sports.
“I knew about the transfer ban, I knew Eden Hazard had left the club, I knew we were losing two strikers in Alvaro Morata and Gonzalo Higuain and I knew we couldn’t buy anyone. I knew we had five or six major injuries.
“I knew all that but the last thing I want to be is negative. I want us to be competitive this year and we still have a strong squad. We have to be a bit patient because those other factors are there.
“But that doesn’t mean we can’t go out there with that competitive head on and challenge in everything that we do. My job is to focus on the task at hand.”