Frank Lampard says Chelsea are underdogs for top four after missing out on transfer targets | Football News

Lampard: “The reality of the fact is that we’ve not done business here, for whatever reason”

By PA Media

Last Updated: 31/01/20 11:33pm

Frank Lampard fears the possible repercussions of Chelsea’s failure to make any January signings

Frank Lampard says Chelsea are now underdogs for a top-four Premier League finish after failing to strengthen their squad in the January transfer window.

Chelsea tried to sign Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani and Napoli’s Dries Mertens but ended up empty-handed in a frustrating month, with Olivier Giroud staying at Stamford Bridge as a result.

Blues boss Lampard admitted that watching Manchester United sign the likes of Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon has left him feeling Chelsea now face an uphill struggle to secure Champions League football for next season.

1:20 Lampard confirms that forward Olivier Giroud will be staying at the club after being quizzed by reporter Gary Cotterill!

Lampard confirms that forward Olivier Giroud will be staying at the club after being quizzed by reporter Gary Cotterill!

Asked if he is worried about other teams strengthening while Chelsea missed out, Lampard…