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Chelsea manager Frank Lampard will be very much happy with the squad he has at his disposal ahead of next season.
A year ago when he was given the Chelsea job, he couldn’t strengthen the team and had to make do with a young squad due to the transfer ban.
Chelsea have signed a new left-back in Ben Chilwell and a new centre-back in Thiago Silva.
Lampard is pleased to sign a top left-back in Chilwell who can attack and defend and also Thiago Silva for his experience.
Lampard said: “With Ben Chilwell, he is a player I know very well, he has been pretty much England’s first-choice left-back now in recent times.
“Great qualities in terms of how he can join in, he is athletic, his physicality, the way he plays and the quality of his left foot, so for us in terms of how he can help out on the left side, attack-wise and defensively, which of course is always first and foremost, I am excited to work with him so I think he is a great addition. At 23 years of age, it is a really positive one for us.
“With Thiago Silva, we are looking at a player I know very well, pretty much as we all do. He brings great experience for us, he is still playing at a massively high level, as we saw in the Champions League final and games towards the final, so I expect him to come and bring that, bring his experience, leadership and his qualities. It is going to be very important for us.”