Chelsea will compete for the title next season if these two players are signed

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Since our last title triumph under Antonio Conte in 2017, the Blues have failed to compete for the Premier League.

According to former Chelsea midfielder Craig Burley, the Blues will challenge for the title next season if deals for Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell are completed.

“I think he [Lampard] showed enough last year to suggest that the players are responding to what he wants,” Burley told ESPN FC.

“Clearly now there is some confidence from the ownership because owners don’t spend money under managers that they’re not confident in.

“The likes of [Tammy] Abraham, [Mason] Mount, [Fikayo] Tomori, Reece James all got good game time last year and a lot of experience under their wings, that’s a big bonus for him [Lampard] as well.

“The other signing we talked about, Ben Chilwell I really, really like him. ‘I looked at clubs in England that might need a left-back, I thought Man City who have got full-backs but are having a problem in that area might go for him.

“If Chelsea can get Ben Chilwell that would be a huge signing as well because he’s got the unbelievable pace to get up and down that wing.

“When Lampard likes to play [Marcos] Alonso, it’s in a back three, he doesn’t like him as the full-back, he has to play [Cesar] Azpilicueta there, but he’s a right-footer.

“Ben Chilwell will give them great balance down that left-hand side and if he can get those two signings on top of all those other players we’ve mentioned, Chelsea will be in the mix for it [the league title] next season, there’s not a doubt about it from me.”

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