Chelsea are likely to be busy during the summer transfer window.
The Blues were restricted by a FIFA imposed transfer embargo during the last summer transfer window, meaning they could not make any new signings.
That embargo was lifted in time for the January transfer window, but Chelsea had something of a self-imposed ban, deciding against bringing any new players in, despite being linked with plenty of strikers.
And Frank Lampard has already made his first move in the summer transfer market by agreeing a deal for Moroccan international Hakim Zyech.
The playmaker will join up with his new teammates on July 1 after completing a £36million move from Ajax.
Chelsea are expected to do more business when the summer transfer window opens, but what does that mean for the current crop of players at Stamford Bridge?
Here we take a look at the six players who are guaranteed their place in Frank Lampard’s team once the transfer window shuts at the end of August.
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German central defender is a key component of the back-line at Stamford Bridge and Chelsea have missed him when he’s been sidelined through injury.
He is likely to be Lampard’s first choice central defender next season, providing he stays injury-free.
Made his 100th appearance for the Blues during the 2-2 draw with Leicester, scoring both goals in that clash.
A highly regarded prospect at Stamford Bridge, he will only get better and better with experience.
Frank Lampard said of the right-ack this week: “He’s a great kid who’s going to be a huge player for Chelsea. Without getting too far ahead, even though Trent [Alexander-Arnold] is that good he’ll be challenging him.”
James has worked his way into Lampard’s first team plans this season and is sure to be the first choice right-back in west London for many…