Chelsea were unable to sign players during the summer transfer window, as the club were hit with a transfer ban by FIFA that ought to run for two transfer windows.
FIFA refused Chelsea’s appeal to lift the ban, and the club took it up to the Court of Arbitration for Sports, and the sports regulatory body ruled in Chelsea’s favour as FIFA’s sentence was halved, meaning Chelsea can now sign players in January.
Lampard has pointed out in his press conference today that the club might need to delve into the transfer market in order to compete as the Blues sold some players without replacing them. The Blues boss also hailed the current squad he has at his disposal and also praised the club for fighting hard to reverse the ban.
Lampard told the media: “The club have been working away putting forward our case and I have been working away trying to get us doing okay on the pitch, and now it is a discussion we can start taking up.
“I am certainly not going to sit here today and go too far down any lines to do with that [who the transfer targets might be] and I am happy with the squad that I have here. We are doing okay.
“The reason people have given us a lot of credit this season is probably because they expected less of us and we have to give credit to the group that is working now to get to where we got to. I still want more. I think we could have more points and be higher up the table.
“As we go forward and I feel or we feel as a club that there are positions we could strengthen, then we will obviously look at that, as all big clubs do. That is why people expected less of us this season because lots of clubs around us and below us were spending 100 million or 150 million and we did not have that chance, and we lost Eden Hazard and we lost two no.9s.
“Now the picture has slightly changed and it is important we get it right moving forward.”