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Gus Poyet reveals why Frank Lampard’s pressure is nothing to worry about

Timothy Aiyeku

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Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is under pressure to deliver titles this season with positive results and the former Blues star is saying that there is no need to be worried about the pressure because much money has been spent on the team to bring in quality players.

According to Gus Poyet, what is most important is to work under a chairman that is prepared to spend big to be able to bring in quality players than demand little from them.

Frank Lampard spent about £200 million on the recruitment of players in the last summer transfer window to bring in Edouard Mendy, Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech, and Timo Werner.

The new players have helped to give Chelsea a better shape and they are now better than their poor start of the season. The West London outfit are now regarded as Premier League title contenders along with Liverpool and Man City.

However, the former Chelsea midfielder told the Daily Mail: “I like what Frank did last season without the chance to sign players. He used young players who go through these adrenaline periods of doing brilliantly and then not so well.

“Expectations have changed now because Chelsea spent big money in the summer. Frank has embraced that, no more transition period.

“Is it more pressure? Give me pressure with better players any day. I’d always prefer a chairman who spends £200 million.”

It is reported that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich still wants to spend big in subsequent transfer windows immediately after the effect of the coronavirus is over to be able to compete for bigger titles like the Champions League.

Meanwhile, this season can only be regarded as a successful one if Frank Lampard leads his team to a major title win as well as return to the Champions League next season by finishing in the top-four in the Premier League.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.