Frank Lampard made it clear to Chelsea bosses before the January transfer window that he thought it was necessary to sign another striker.
That is according to transfer expert Ian McGarry, who claims Lampard was fearful that main striker Tammy Abraham would get injured or burn out.
Despite having their transfer ban lifted by FIFA the Blues are yet to make any signings this month.
Lampard has a full transfer kitty to play with after the sale of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid and having not spent any cash in the summer.
The likes of Moussa Dembele, Timo Werner, and Jadon Sancho have been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge with a forward player thought the most likely area to strengthen.
Abraham is Chelsea’s top scorer this term with 13 Premier League goals, starting 21 of the 23 Premier League games.
Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi have hardly featured this season and as a result this led to Lampard’s request, according to McGarry.
“Chelsea have been told by Frank Lampard, well in advance of this particular window, that he needs backup for Tammy Abraham, who he fears playing every game will either get injured or will burn out to a degree,” McGarry said on the Transfer Window podcast.
Frank Lampard told Chelsea bosses he wanted to sign another striker before the January transfer window opened
“Obviously it’s not going to be as serious as that may sound given his age etc, etc.”
Lampard has helped guide Chelsea into fourth place in the Premier League this season after being helped out by the emergence of several other younger players.
The likes of Mason Mount and Reece James have complimented Abraham and the team have been playing with vibrancy throughout the campaign.
Recent results have dipped, however, and Lampard admitted that bringing in some experience in the transfer window could be useful.
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