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Chelsea ended the winter transfer window without being able to sign a striker.
The Blues were keen on signing a striker this window, but nothing significant happened much to the frustration of Chelsea boss Frank Lampard.
Chelsea’s closest rivals Tottenham and Manchester United all strengthened their team significantly, and with the race for top four intense, Lampard has admitted that Chelsea are underdogs in top four race.
Asked if he is worried about other teams strengthening while Chelsea missed out, Lampard said: “Yes. The reality of the fact that we’ve not done business here, for whatever reason.
“That’s the transfer window, but if I’m looking at it with my business head on and looking around us in the table, Manchester United obviously have signed a big, world-class player in my opinion.
“And the teams around us, Sheffield United have made some fantastic signings, Chris Wilder’s job is incredible because he’s had years to work with that group and now they are adding where they see that they need to.
“Tottenham have signed a few, and again, they are not far behind us.
“And not only have they signed a few but a couple of players have left, not being too crude about it, but they were coming towards the end of their contracts and weren’t happy being at the club any more.
“And that’s sometimes as important as bringing players in, that you can change the feeling of the group, if players are not willing to be there.
“So I think that’s smart business on that part, and now what remains to be seen will be seen.
“From my view, and this is not to talk ourselves down, because we’re six points clear in fourth, now we become probably the underdogs and the outsiders to some point, because teams have strengthened around us. It’s a fact.”