Lampard gives response for losing Pedro and Willian

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Chelsea made quite a number of signings this summer, as the Blues brought in Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Thiago Silva, Kai Havertz, Ben Chilwell, Malang Sarr and Edouard Mendy.

The Chelsea team also lost Pedro and Willian on free transfers, and Lampard’s team is now adequately stocked in every position that there is enough replacement in every area of the team from defence to attack.

Lampard has said that it’s important to have a large squad, if a team wants to compete for trophies.

He told the media: “Any team that wants to compete towards the top of the league or the Champions League and play in the FA Cup and go through a season needs more than one player per position.

“It needs to be competitive across the front area and we had it last year.

“We lost Willian, we lost Pedro, we lost Batshuayi, but we’ve brought in players who bring the same level of competition in terms of numbers and I feel like the quality levels and some of the options we brought in, of course you bring them in because you want to improve.

“It’s up to the players of course, it will always remain up to them in terms of their performance, and at the same time it gives me nice problems in terms that we can hopefully be selecting players, we can use them through the season, we’ll have options to come off the bench. So I’m happy with what some people might want to call a problem in that area.”

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