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Chelsea were hit with a transfer ban ahead of Frank Lampard’s first season in charge of the club, and the Blues managed to finish in fourth place and reached the final of the FA Cup.
However, Chelsea strengthened the team last summer, and new boss Thomas Tuchel has inherited a very good squad which he has transformed into a winning team.
The Chelsea manager has often hailed the quality of the Chelsea squad, and ahead of this summer’s transfer window, he has admitted that he’d be okay with the current squad even if they were given a transfer ban.
Tuchel seems to be so sure of the team’s quality, that even a transfer ban won’t bother him.
“Honestly, if we have a transfer ban tomorrow, I would be a happy coach next season,” Tuchel told reporters ahead of facing West Brom. “So we can push this team to the next limit and level, like we do. But I have ideas, of course, I have ideas how to improve this team maybe.
“It’s very, very difficult because, first of all, we have a very strong group with a strong bond, which means that we need excellent characters. That is the most important thing because we have top guys in the dressing room, and I will not allow anybody to ruin that and have a bad influence in there.
“It’s not like a puzzle where you take out a piece and put the next piece in. This is a complex situation, every transfer market. So I’m absolutely calm at the moment because of course, we have some ideas, some profiles, maybe which we think we could add to this group to make maybe even a bit more competitive, more options.”