Frank Lampard now definitely wants to get deals done for Chelsea – now that Tammy Abraham is out injured and Olivier Giroud looking set to leave the Blues.
“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.”
“You don’t expect it to be easy coming here, but we probably made it harder on ourselves by not capitalising,” Lampard said.
He also spoke about Chelsea’s Hull scare – even though the Blues won, it was a very close match.
“Hull probably weren’t at it in the first half, I think we had chances to score. Then with passages we got slightly sloppy. At half-time I wasn’t delighted and then in the second half Hull gave us a real game of it.
“If you don’t take those chances when you can then teams stay in it for 90 minutes, like they did.
“I don’t know how many shots we had. Recently we have been having a lot of good chances and not taking them.”