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Lampard ‘happy’ with current Chelsea squad despite lifting of transfer ban

Frank Lampard insists he is ‘happy’ with his current squad at Chelsea despite the club seeing their transfer ban reduced and being freed to sign players in January.

Chelsea were banned from registering any new players for two transfer-windows after being found guilty of breaching rules regarding the signing of foreign U18 players, the first of which was served last summer.

The club appealed against their punishment to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, with a verdict returning today reducing their ban to one-window with a fine of £230,000.

The reduction of the ban means Chelsea will now be free to make signings ahead of the upcoming winter window, though Lampard insists he is happy with the current options at his disposal, though he will ‘consider’ his options in January.

“It is what it is. Now we know. It’s a positive outcome for us,” Lampard told his pre-match press conference.

“We can look at the market going forward. I am pleased on a football level. It’s obviously a good thing.

“It wasn’t anything to discuss [with the club] at length until we knew the decision.

“I am not going to sit on here and go down too many lines here. I am happy with the squad. I am just considering the squad we have got now and in January we can consider our options.”

Chelsea travel to face a struggling Everton side this weekend looking to maintain their position in the top four, the Merseyside side currently without a manager following the sacking of Marco Silva.

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