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Chelsea don’t need new players to be successful - Lampard

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Published on July 16, 2019 - Duration: 01:09s
Lampard happy with Chelsea squad
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Chelsea don’t need new players to be successful - Lampard

SHOWS: YOKOHAMA, JAPAN (JULY 16, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) CHELSEA MANAGER, FRANK LAMPARD, SAYING: "I think I have inherited very good players.

We can't bring in any new players, we know that this year.

But I don't need new players.

I am very happy with the squad and determined for us to be successful." 2.

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(SOUNDBITE) (English) CHELSEA MANAGER, FRANK LAMPARD, SAYING: "I know the club very well, I know the players very well.

I have my own way that I want to work with the players and I have to say, in the one week we have been training, I have been very happy with the attitude and the qualities of the players.

My job now is work hard in pre-season with them." 4.

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(SOUNDBITE) (English) CHELSEA MANAGER, FRANK LAMPARD, SAYING: "We are in a stage where, as the new manager of a club, I have to look at all the players in different formations in games.

So I have to give game time to lots of players, as I did so in Ireland.

As pre-season goes on, we will have to work more towards a team that we feel can start the season and try to come towards the squad that we will use for the Premier League and Champions League." STORY: Chelsea are facing a transfer ban but new manager Frank Lampard is confident the Premier League club do not need to bring in new players to taste success.

Lampard, who is the club's record goalscorer from his time as a player, was appointed Chelsea's new manager this month.

With Chelsea unable to add new players to their squad following a FIFA ban, Lampard has been tasked with improving the players he inherited from predecessor Mauricio Sarri and promoting young players from the club's academy.

Chelsea arrived in Yokohama on Tuesday (July 16) for the Japan leg of the club's pre-season tour, which they start with a friendly against Japanese champions Kawasaki Frontale on Friday.

Friday's clash with Kawasaki will be the third game of Lampard's tenure, with Chelsea having secured a win and a draw during two pre-season matches in Ireland last week.

Lampard will be assisted at Stamford Bridge by former academy coach Jody Morris and the pair are expected to utilise many of the players who have flourished in Chelsea's youth teams and are on loan to other clubs.

Lampard worked with midfielder Mason Mount while he was on loan at Derby County last season and the 20-year-old signed a new five-year contract on Monday.

Mount, along with striker Tammy Abraham and midfielders Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi, have Chelsea fans salivating at the prospect of a young, English core prospering under Lampard.

However, Lampard, who made 648 appearances for Chelsea and scored a club record 211 goals between 2001-2014, warned his young players that the hard work has just started.

Lampard will also rely on World Cup winning French midfielder N'Golo Kante to bring energy and experience to his Chelsea side.

Kante picked up an injury towards the end of last season but Lampard was confident the 28-year-old will be fit for Chelsea's league opener against Manchester United on Aug.

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