If Frank Lampard does end up getting the Chelsea job, then the former Blues midfielder faces a difficult season ahead.
The west London club no longer have Eden Hazard to call upon and cannot even dip into the transfer market to sign a replacement for the new Real Madrid man.
That, however, has not stopped Harry Redknapp from backing Lampard, with the ex-Tottenham boss believing he will still have enough in his arsenal to guide Chelsea to a top four finish. Indeed, here, we take a closer look at what he said in our latest Pundit’s Choice article.
“He knows the game, he knows what it’s about, he’s got a touch of class… it will be great,” Redknapp told talkSPORT when speaking about his nephew potentially taking the reins at Stamford Bridge.
“He has a squad there that for sure will finish top six. I see them next season finishing, at the best, third, probably fourth; around where they were last season.”
Hazard or no Hazard, anything lower than sixth would be a terrible campaign. That being said, given the fact that the Belgian was both Chelsea’s leading goalscorer and creator, would anyone be surprised?
The Blues must now find a way to replace that loss without the transfer window, meaning the likes of Olivier Giroud, Willian and Pedro will all need to step up in the new season.
Returning loanees such as Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham could also have roles to play but, with little Premier League experience, it would be unfair to put too much pressure on the two Chelsea youngsters.
Based on that, it would come as no surprise if the Blues end up in the Europa League again for the 2020/21 season.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!