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Playmaker: Rookie manager, talisman gone, transfer ban… How will Chelsea cope this season?

Playmaker: Rookie manager, talisman gone, transfer ban… How will Chelsea cope this season?

Heading into the new Premier League season, one of the narratives that is likely to be followed with a keen eye is Frank Lampard as manager of Chelsea.

With the west London side currently under a transfer embargo for this window and the one after (per Sky Sports News), the Blues have been heavily restricted in their transfer dealings this summer.

With the departure of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid occurring this summer as well (per BBC Sport), the ban has complicated things heading into a new footballing campaign, and yet, fans are still excited about what Lampard can bring to Chelsea in this new era for the London giants.

As Joe Street and Laurenz Vescoli from Two-Footed Talk explain in the video below, Chelsea are heading into the unknown next season for the first time in the Roman Abramovich era of the club where it is uncertain what will happen over the next few months.

Despite the departure of Hazard as well as the transfer ban, things have so far been promising for Chelsea in pre-season. The Blues defeated Barcelona in Japan 2-1 and were recently on the winning end of an entertaining 5-3 win against Red Bull Salzburg, with new signing Christian Pulisic grabbing a brace against the Austrian side.

Lampard’s reign as manager of Chelsea will be one the Blues supporters hope goes well in what is likely to be an interesting first season for the former midfield icon, but after a successful pre-season and a talented pool of players to choose from, the west London side could surprise a few in 2019/20.

Chelsea fans, where will the club finish next season? Let us know!

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