Chelsea are stuck in a strange, limbo-like season where they are going through a transitional phase but must also finish in the top four.
Frank Lampard has come in relatively inexperienced after just one season as a coach, last year at Derby.
And he has already arguably made a bigger decision than some of his predecessors after deciding to implement the youth.
Prior to the Englishman’s arrival, Chelsea had a list of managers who would prefer to delve into the riches and build a team around tried and tested stars.
But a transfer ban prevented Lampard from doing that and the likes of Tammy Abraham, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Mason Mount have become key players as a result.
However, a successful appeal has seen the punishment lifted – but Chelsea opted to not utilise that fact and did not spend any money in the January transfer market.
Instead, they have opted to wait it out until the end of the season when the summer window opens and players are easier to sign.
Reports have indicated that the club are ready to give Lampard funds in excess of £150m.
However, by selling players on Lampard can raise more as the 41-year-old looks to shape his own squad.
The Blues are playing a huge gamble, though, with a place in the top four up for grabs and Champions League football on the line.
Danny Drinkwater could be sold to make funds for the summer
Without that next year, Chelsea will find it much tougher to convince players that their future lies at Stamford Bridge.
Lampard must also make decisions on a number of stars, at the club and away on loan.
Danny Drinkwater, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Davide Zappacosta, Kenedy and Baba Rahman are players that have no future at the club and must be moved on for funds.
Timo Werner has been linked with a transfer to Chelsea
In total, there could be up an estimated £100m made from selling these stars, as well as…