Former Chelsea midfielder tells Lampard the two major areas Chelsea need to strengthen

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The transfer ban placed on Chelsea has been lifted as the Court of Arbitration for Sport decided to halve the ban, meaning that Chelsea can now sign players in the January transfer window.

Frank Lampard’s young side has been performing above expectations this season, but the Blues have started to drop in recent games.

Following Chelsea’s loss in recent games, there have been calls for Lampard to strengthen his squad in the January transfer window.

Former Chelsea midfielder Craig Burley has however revealed that it’s difficult to get good signings in January, but has pointed out that Lampard should strengthen the striking and left-back positions.

“You can always go out and try and get better players,” Burley pointed out.

“I just don’t think in January there will be a plethora of those players out there, unless they want to pay a premium price. And even then it’s unlikely.

“Look, there are certain positions in the Chelsea team that could do with getting strengthening. Left-back, another striker, positions like that.”

Burley also warned Lampard not to hurry into panic buys following the 3-1 loss to Everton last weekend.

“I don’t think the fact that they lost at Everton is a reason to be panicking,” Burley added. “I think they should have expected a response from a Duncan Ferguson Everton.

“Duncan Ferguson’s a passionate player, that gets the fans behind him, they were always going to be up for the fight.

“The bottom line is Chelsea made mistakes and they were not physical enough with Everton. That’s a bigger concern I think and Frank Lampard touched on that after the game.”

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