Chelsea will have to wait for a couple more weeks in order to learn the outcome of their transfer appeal.
The Blues claimed innocence against the violation of 150 rules over the transfer of minors which impacted 70 youngsters.
They were also fined £467,000 by FIFA. The governing body stated that Chelsea were guilty “in connection with two agreements it concluded concerning minors and which allowed it to influence other clubs in transfer-related matters.”
This led to the South West London side serving a transfer ban last summer and they are about to face another one in January. If their appeal is accepted, they would be free to sign players in over a month’s time.
Many fans are against the transfer ban being lifted mostly due to the promising signs they have seen from the club youngster. There is no doubt that a influx of top stars would hinder the progress of the Chelsea Academy products.
But there is little evidence to suggest that Lampard will be aiming for a complete squad overhaul. He has found top stars in Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori. Reece James, Marc Guehi and Billy Gilmour are following closely behind. What this Chelsea side lacks is a bit of depth in certain positions.
Lampard will also need to address the rumoured departures of Pedro, Olivier Giroud and Willian by the end of this season. All of them are beyond 30 and is nearing the end their respective contracts.