Chelsea coach Frank Lampard began to clean up after being defeated by Bayern Munich in the first leg of the Champions League round of 2019/2020. At least eight players, including Spanish goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, are on the list to be thrown next season.
As a coach, Lampard knows the standards needed to compete with the best teams in European competition. The 41-year-old coach wants Chelsea management to support him with a squad capable of returning the club to its former glory.
The 0-3 defeat of Bayern, not only a blow to the hopes of the Blues to go further in the Champions League this season, but also seen the position of Chelsea under Bayern who look good, calm, and clinical. Lampard challenged his players to check their own performances and ask themselves what they needed to do to be able to reach a high level.
After nearly eight months in charge, Lampard can deduce who has the qualities and commitment needed to build a team next summer.
Among the eight Chelsea players currently threatened with expulsion is English midfielder Ross Barkley, goalkeeper worth 72 million pounds to Arrizabalaga and midfielder Jorginho, which is worth 50 million pounds.
Besides, those under observation are Kurt Zouma, Willian, and Pedro. Also, left-back Marcos Alonso was sent off for a dumb elbow against Bayern, and Emerson was not considered good enough.
Lampard wants to radically change the squad with at least four other players joining, including 33 million pounds forward Ajax Amsterdam, Judge Ziyech, left-back Ben Chilwell and Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak who might be exchanged for Kepa. Also, Jadon Sancho, which is worth 100 million pounds needed for the goal and assist machines.
Lampard wants to make Chelsea not just a happy club that only passes the Rup phase of the Champions League. He was also dissatisfied with only beating Sheffield United, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, and Wolverhampton Wanderers just to ensure a fourth place in the Premier League.