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Chelsea’s chances of winning the league this season have been greatly hampered by the FIFA transfer ban and the exit of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid this summer.
Chelsea legend Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink admits he is happy to see Lampard fielding so many youngsters.
Lampard have given chances to Tammy Abraham, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori and Reece James this season.
Hasselbaink believes Chelsea can challenge for the title within the next three years if Lampard keeps this group of players together.
“It’s magnificent to see,” the Dutchman told Sky Sports.
“For Chelsea, especially, their identity has not been like that in the past but if they can keep this group together and they have got Callum [Hudson-Odoi] as well [as Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount], Ruben [Loftus-Cheek], Reece James.
“If they can keep those boys together I think in two or three years Chelsea can really dominate the Premier League, obviously with additions to the squad.
“It is nice to see, also for the Chelsea fans. I do think that the Chelsea fans should be patient because if you want to see young players you are not going to win trophies or compete for the Premier League [straight away].
“If Chelsea can still keep themselves in Europe, hopefully in the Champions League, with these players and let them get the experience then the future is going to be very bright for Chelsea.”