Lampard told what Chelsea must achieve next season after spending big in transfer market

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Chelsea spent almost £90 million signing Timo Werner from RB Leipzig and Hakim Ziyech from Ajax and have also reportedly agreed to spend £90 million to sign Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen.

Brazilian defender Thiago Silva is also expected to join Chelsea on a free transfer, having ended his eight-year spell at PSG at the end of the season and Ben Chilwell is closing in on a £50 million transfer to Chelsea.

Chelsea legend Gus Poyet has warned Chelsea boss Frank Lampard that the Blues must not finish below second after spending big in the transfer market.

“Now we are coming to a moment when it looks like Chelsea are really going to invest,” Poyet told Sky Sports.

“It changes the parameters completely from last year. Last year was a transition year, ‘let’s see how we do’, and it was very good.

“With the possibility of all these players coming in now, Chelsea needs to aim top two, if not winning the league.

“How ambitious he (Lampard) is, I think he would prefer this, I think he would prefer players coming in and going for the big possibilities.

“I don’t think he wanted to be at Chelsea just playing with young kids and being allowed not to win trophies.

“I think Frank wants to win trophies and these kinds of players will give him the chance to get closer.”

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