Chelsea football club is gunning for the Premier League title next season and they are not ready to stop at anything in preparing for the 2020-2021 season. They are arguably the most active Premier League club in the transfer market in a season where most clubs have been complaining that the coronavirus pandemic has affected their revenue.
However, it is not surprising that Chelsea has become one of the most active clubs in the transfer market so far. Recall that they didn’t have the opportunity of making any signing in the transfer market prior to this season due to their ban for not obeying the fair play rule in the transfer market.
The club’s owner, Roman Abramovich, brought in a former player of the club, Frank Lampard, to manage the club which had no other choice than to depend mostly on newly-promoted Chelsea youth players to execute all the tournaments they have been involved in all season long.
Fortunately, the experiment worked as they have managed to remain on the 4th spot of the Premier League table with 48 points and 9 matches to go. They were also able to reach the round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League which they can also surpass if they can beat Bayern Munich 4 goals to zero when they visit them for the second leg of the round.
If Lampard has been able to achieve all these without the kind of players he would have wanted, then he can do more when he has been able to sign all the players he has been hurting for in the transfer market.
Among all the signings he has been trying to make and he has made, Chelsea fans have been so excited about the signing of Moroccan winger Hakim Ziyec from Ajax. They are also looking forward to the almost done deal of German striker Timo Werner from RB Leipzig.
Chelsea has already agreed to trigger the £52 million release clause of the 24-year-old second-highest goalscorer in German Bundesliga. Recent reports are saying that the deal is being delayed because of the COVID-19 restrictions across Europe. Some reports are also saying that Werner would have been in London for his medicals if not because of the COVID-19 restrictions.
The Stamford Bridge club is also trying to secure the signature of England national team and Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell. Kai Havertz and Declan Rice are also Lampard’s top targets this summer.
Chelsea can Compete for Premier League title next season – Wright-Phillips
Former Chelsea football star Shaun Wright-Phillips said Chelsea will certainly contend for the Premier League title in the 2019-2020 season if those players join the club this summer.
When asked if he sees Chelsea challenging for the Premier League title, he said, “yes, definitely. I think next year if he (Lampard) gets the players that he wants and get his team exactly as he wants it, then 100%.
“They are still challenging for the Champions League spots now, so it’s only one step further forward, and that is challenging against Man City and Liverpool, who have run away with it this year.”
Pundits have been pondering how Lampard will utilise Werner alongside Tammy Abraham when he finally joins. They both play as a centre forward but it is believed that Abraham can play in any other position at the frontline in Lampard’s 433 formation. So, the fans are looking forward to seeing how Chelsea will file out next season.