Chelsea have been urged to sign five quality players this summer after they were all but dumped out of the Champions League by a dominant Bayern Munich on Tuesday night.
Following the 3-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge, BT Sport pundits Owen Hargreaves and Rio Ferdinand implored Blues boss Frank Lampard to delve into the transfer market this summer to add quality new additions to his squad.
“At least four or five – not quantity just quality. Real quality players who can make the difference,” Hargreaves said.
“Every Bayern player made a difference today at some point in the game.
“Frank had too many players who haven’t played enough football – whether its [Ross] Barkley or [Olivier] Giroud.”
Ferdinand added: “He is going to have to implement his own philosophy.
“But he’s also going to have to dip into that transfer market and make some waves with the opportunity he has in the next window.
“Upfront (is where he most needs to add) – Tammy Abraham does score but he’s young and needs someone to come and help with that responsibility.”
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1. Moussa Dembele
As Ferdinand said, a new striker is exactly what Lampard needs this summer, especially with Olivier Giroud all but confirmed to be leaving the club.
Chelsea have a long-time interest in Dembele, and he has impressed in Ligue 1 for Lyon since joining from Celtic just over 18 months ago.
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2. Jadon Sancho
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