Chelsea’s Head Coach vows to stick by club’s youth despite transfer ban lifting
“The fans won’t lose that feeling for the young players; they won’t lose it because the young players are here to stay” Lampard said
Chelsea‘s boss, insist young talents such as Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount are “here to stay” despite their transfer ban been lifted on Friday.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has yesterday upheld the Blue’s halving Chelsea’s two-window transfer ban and cutting their fine inn two as well, which implies they are free to sign players in the January transfer window.
The ex-Chelsea player has admitted he is eager to add to his squad, but the new players will be able to strengthen his options, while promising to stick with club’s youngsters like in-form England international duo Abraham and Mount.
“The fans won’t lose that feeling for the young players; they won’t lose it because the young players are here to stay,’ Lampard said.
“And the young players beneath that, if they train well enough and show enough then, they will get their opportunities because that is how I am here.”
“So I don’t think there is any problem with that, if we are going to try and do something it will be for the improvement of the squad.”
“They are here to stay, so the fans will be happy that they can keep that relationship and know that anything we do going forward now will be to try and improve from that base.”
Lampard said The Blues will try and spend in the January transfer window in order to prepare for their rivals but has promised to make the most of the young lads at his disposal.
“Every big team buys,” he said. “In the competitive nature of the Premier League and where we are at, look at what Manchester United have spent in recent years and Manchester City, and also now, Tottenham and Arsenal last summer.”
“And everyone is trying so it’s obviously part of the picture. We sometimes get a finger pointed at us because people are still thinking about 15, 20 years agao, when Roman Abramovich turned up at the club.”
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“Everyone is buying. So that’s part of it. But at the moment, we have managed to utilize a lot of work that has gone into the academy over the last 15 or so years and that’s great to see that coming through in one go.”
“So that’s changed our pictures slightly but we still want to improve if the opportunities are there.” Frank Lampard added.