According to Chelsea boss Frank Lampard, Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech will improve the quality at Chelsea because their arrivals will force other Chelsea players to raise their game next season.
Lampard said: “With Timo and Hakim coming to the club, after being under a transfer ban, those two signings are so important.
“I remember as a player when the club would bring in players of a really high level. You would feel the excitement in training, you would see the level rise.
“The players already here would improve with the injection of quality. The lockdown gave us pause for thought in how we wanted to move forward.
“You can see that with those signings. Now we want to keep going in that direction.
“When you’re talking about being successful in the longer term you need some experienced voices.
“My thoughts on next season are, can we improve? Younger players have more experience. The expectations on them will be more, and they have to react to that.
“The players we’ve brought in must up the levels of the group. We must not settle for where we are. I always want more. Let’s work daily to improve.
“We must work to close the gap above us. We must find consistency. And we must believe. I will keep working for that and hopefully the fans can see that.”