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Chelsea splashed out over £200m in signings, as the Blues signed up Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Kai Harvetz and Edouard Mendy. Veteran centre-back Thiago Silva was even signed on a free transfer.
Chelsea’s new signings have struggled to adapt to the league, with Harvetz and Werner in poor form for a long time now.
Meanwhile, former Chelsea midfielder Alan Hudson believes Aston Villa star Jack Grealish would have been a better signing for Chelsea and would have saved Lampard’s job, if the 25-year-old was signed by the club.
“I know Frank, used to know him well until becoming manager, and had I been his adviser I would have told him to buy Jack Grealish,” Hudson told CaughtOffside.
“And I mention this because Jack has just learned the ins out outs of top-level football, and he’s 25 years of age – that’s how long it takes today, not 18 months.
“Had Frank signed Jack he’d still be the Chelsea manager. That’s the difference – Jack makes things happen, he knows the game, not like these kids, who are players in waiting.”