Lampard receives Roman Abramovich warning

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has been warned by former Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez that he must deliver this season after owner Roman Abramovich backed him in the transfer window.

The Blues have spent more than £200million this summer, signing Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Malang Sarr, Thiago Silva and Kai Havertz.

Benitez told Daily Mail: “The problem at this time was that they wanted to win, they needed to win, they were desperate to win. As soon as something was wrong they were changing the manager and changing policy.

“But the reality is that they were improving the system, Michael Emenalo was doing a good job as director of football, their academy was very good, always winning the FA Youth Cup. Now you can see Abramovich is back with his support and they have signed a lot of good players and will be very competitive.

“This year, Chelsea and Manchester United must deliver. They have spent some money in recent years.”

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