Frank Lampard is determined to control how Chelsea splash the cash in January when the transfer window reopens.
The Blues boss arrived in the summer but was unable to spend due to a ban that was placed on the club.
It prevented the west London outfit from signing new players and was expected to carry on over into the next transfer window.
However, an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport has lifted the punishment and Chelsea can sign new players if they choose to.
And that appears to be the case, with a long list of players being linked with the club.
Chelsea are armed with a £150m warchest and the likes of Timo Werner, Jadon Sancho and Nathan Ake have been linked.
But whatever happens, Lampard is desperate to be the man in control, according to PA.
Form at Stamford Bridge has been erratic this season but optimism is blooming after two wins against London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal .
Hopes of finishing in the top four of the Premier League are growing but a few players are needed to get them over the line.
Frank Lampard can splash the cash this January
Lampard will have an idea over where needs to be improved and will communicate this to Petr Cech, who is working with the board after signing a new in the summer.
There appears to be a more established set-up in place over transfers whereas in the past it has been less controlled.
Recent flops to have arrived have set the club back but the youngsters that have come in have allowed Chelsea to breathe easy over certain positions.
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Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori and Reece James have plugged gaps where players such as Tiemoue Bakayoko, Davide Zappacosta, Alvaro Morata and Danny Drinkwater have failed.
Meanwhile, Lampard has urged more consistency in front of goal going into the second half of the season.
He said: “We’ve had the majority of possession in every league game we’ve played but we’re…