Frank Lampard has demanded new signings from the Chelsea board after a frustrating run of recent form.
The Blues have found themselves dominating games but unable to put their opponents away, with Newcastle earning a 94th minute 1-0 win last weekend, Arsenal earning a draw despite being reduced to ten men in midweek and Hull almost finding a way back into the tie this weekend.
Speaking after the win, Lampard outlined the need for new recruits, highlighting the fact that Chelsea are clearly missing Eden Hazard.
When asked about transfer movements, the 41-year-old told BT Sport: “There is no movement to speak of now.
“We got a punishment in the summer and it is meant to hurt you. We lost one of the biggest players in our history in Eden Hazard.
“That is the situation. My job is to work every day on the training ground to make the players better. We lost ground last summer and we need to make moves now to take us forward.
“The money of it is not my job but I have to be honest and truthful. Short term recruitment is something we have to get right.”
Reflecting on the win over Hull, Lampard admitted it was indicative of their recent form, adding: “The good news is we are in the hat, the bad news is that it is a small example of our season. We had the game in our grasp and we play in nice patterns to finish them.
“But when they don’t come off you need to keep trying them. When we play well we are a good team but we don’t finish the game. We caused our own problems.
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“It is a hard one. We work hard in front of goal and it is not coming off for us. It is going to define you. I feel like a broken record.
“This is us. There are some players resting or injured back at the training ground. But this is the constant message from me.
“If we can’t accept these examples in front us. Newcastle was the same. Arsenal was the…