The Blues have been the Premier League’s huge spenders throughout this switch window, forking out over £200m to herald Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell and Kai Havertz.
Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr, who can be loaned out, have joined on free and the signings could not cease there with additional curiosity in goalkeeper Edouard Mendy and West Ham midfielder Declan Rice.
Chelsea supervisor Frank Lampard has warned the membership’s spending doesn’t guarantee success
Chelsea completed fourth final season, 33 factors off champions Liverpool, and their outlay has ramped up expectations with some contemplating they need to now be difficult for the title.
Lampard mentioned: ‘I understand that and I hope Chelsea fans are excited because I am not going to lie, we have brought in a high level of player that we feel will improve our squad.
‘At the same time, I also know what it takes to win Premier League. I know that as a player and I know when I look around.
‘When you look at the teams that have dominated in recent years, and your eyes are drawn to Liverpool and Manchester City, they are a story that has run over a few years.
Chelsea have spent more than £200million this summer, bringing in the likes of Kai Havertz
‘At their own pace at different times but in terms of recruitment and coaching on the training pitch, it then relates onto the pitch.
‘It doesn’t work that simply bringing in players mean you win on the pitch. It doesn’t work that way so we hope we will improve. I know expectations will be there. I won’t hide away from that.
‘My expectations are on a different level from last year because we are on a different situation. We want to improve but we won’t jump too far ahead of ourselves.
‘The pressure on me to do better than last season should be standard, regardless of anything. And that comes with the territory of this job.
‘I don’t want to talk about us making a statement, I understand the players brought in will obviously get a lot of talk about us.
Lampard admits more will be expected of Chelsea after signing the likes of Hakim Ziyech
Timo Werner is another new arrival at Stamford Bridge as Lampard’s side look to push on
‘But for me it was more about, last year we were very happy to achieve a finish in the Champions League positions, we know we’ve been on a transfer ban from the year before, and the fact we were very joined-up on the business we wanted to do, I think we’ve done it in a good way.
‘We should be excited, but we should also have a slight word of caution that we need to work with the new players, and my job is to work with the new players to get them settled into the team and get the team working as well as possible.
‘We want to move in an upwards direction, of course we do, and the work starts now.
‘The work started recently unfortunately it’s been a broken pre-season for everyone, and we brought in new players across that pre-season, you have to work very hard very quickly, and we’ll do that.’
Chelsea kick off the brand new season at Brighton on Monday and, of Lampard’s signings, the can be with out Ziyech after he broken his knee within the pleasant in opposition to the Seagulls whereas Chilwell is constant his restoration from a foot damage.
Silva is unlikely to be concerned as he’s not resulting from begin coaching till this weekend following his free switch arrival from Champions League runners-up Paris Saint-Germain.
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