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Lampard suggests Chelsea could try to ‘strengthen’ in January

Frank Lampard has admitted Chelsea could be active during this months transfer window.

Chelsea were the big spenders of European football over the summer, spending well in excess of £200 million as Frank Lampard strengthened his side with a number of exciting attacking options, while also moving to shore up his defence.

The west London club started the season strongly, earning suggestions that their summer spend had turned them into potential title challengers. However, they have since seen a drastic drop off in form and results, picking up just four points from the last 15 available to leave them sitting sixth in the Premier League.

With the wretched year that was 2020 now firmly behind us, the New Year also sees the opening of the January transfer window, with managers offered an opportunity to tweak their squads for the remainder of the campaign.

Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s game against Man City on Sunday, the Blues boss didn’t rule out new recruits arriving at Stamford Bridge before the end of the month, but suggested that trimming his ‘big squad’ was more of a priority.

“I have ideas,” Lampard said at his pre-match press conference. “We have a big squad, we’ll have to see if that changes, if there are opportunities for players who aren’t playing so much. That will be a conversation between the player, club and myself.

“Then we’ll see if we can strengthen in the right way, but we’re not jumping up and down to do so. My focus this year is purely on work because we have new players, because we have young players, so I’m focusing on that. But we’ll see, it’s a long month.”

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