Frank Lampard wants the Chelsea board to “get it right” in the January transfer window after narrow victory over Hull City.
“My job, I suppose, is to work every day on the training ground,” Lampard said on BT Sport. “The other part for the club is how do we move forward by bringing in players, and we lost ground last summer.
“We’re trying to now, we need to now for the short term to push for this top four [in the Premier League]. I have a strong feeling about where we can improve personnel-wise to take us forward.”
“Recruitment when you’ve missed a [transfer] window is of course important and in the short term now it feels very important,” Lampard said. That’s something we’re working on and we have to get it right.”
Lampard has hinted where recruitment is most necessary even if he voiced his support for Michy Batshuayi. With Tammy Abraham out injured and Olivier Giroud close to leaving Stamford Bridge, there are clear signs that Chelsea need a second goalscorer. There is no telling when their number nine will return as Lampard said, “He has been getting lightly into the water and all these things, but I said [on Friday] that there’s no fracture, but other than that there is still some swelling so I don’t know.”