Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has said bringing in new players helps the rest of the squad grow due to competition that comes along with it.
This has been an unbelievable summer transfer window for Chelsea.
Over reported £200million spent on six major signings [Goal] including highly-rated German pair Timo Werner and Kai Havertz.
Although the spending spree surely excites Chelsea fans, from an outsider’s perspective, this could be seen as a disappointing change from a team that promoted their academy products to, let’s say, another big-spending side.
Chelsea boss Lampard, however, empashised that the objective at a club like Chelsea is always to win and recruitment is part of it.
Asked about the focus shift from ‘nurturing’ last year to ‘investment’ this summer, Lampard told Sky Sports (via Football Daily): “I love both parts of that, I love the nurturing last year but not just the nurturing.
“I never wanted us to become an ‘academy club’, because those stories are great for five minutes and those debuts you are handing out are really nice.
“But then it moves very quickly to where people are asking ‘can you win games now?'”
Lampard also pointed out at the competition his new summer signings bring to the club and believe it will help take them to new levels.
“We have to show that on the pitch, but my feeling and my senses say that the players are feeling that [competititon] and it’s my job as the manager to take us forward.”