Former Chelsea star tells club board what to do to Lampard after 3-1 defeat to Everton

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Former Chelsea star Joe Cole has urged the club to back Frank Lampard in the transfer market and insists that Lampard should be allowed to sign the players he wants.

The transfer ban placed on the club was lifted by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday, meaning that the Blues can now sign players in January.

Chelsea have now lost three games in the last four league matches, and it’s clear that the Chelsea team needs to be strengthened.

Joe Cole told BT Sport: “The one thing I would say is there will be a discussion among all the people, the board, whoever’s in that department, the scouts, Petr Cech, Frank… the one person who’s the most important person in that room is Frank.

“You must give Frank the players he wants. Don’t give him a player that he sort of likes and might do well. Frank has to be the one that’s convinced with it because he’s the one who’s going to work with that player.

“This is [Cech’s] job now. He’s got to go out and sell the club, he’s got to go out to those top, top player, identify them, work with the scouting department and underneath him, and go and get the players that are right for Frank.

“The one thing Lamps has shown, he’s shown that he can improve players – and not just Frank, but his coaching staff too. They’re improving players on the job and winning games. It’s very tough to do that.”

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