The missing piece to Frank Lampard’s Chelsea squad and the summer transfer to fix it

Having not spent any money in the January transfer window, Chelsea will be looking to splash the cash this summer.

Football, of course, is playing second fiddle right now to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping across the UK and the world.

Questions remain to be answered about whether or not the 2019/20 campaign will continue and what the future of football will eventually look like.

When the Premier League resumes, Chelsea will be back inside the top four and pushing to secure a top four place and qualify for next season’s Champions League.

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However, there has been a missing piece in Lampard’s squad for the season so far, something that Lampard has brought up on several occasions.

The Blues have had several chances over the course of the season, however have often failed to take them, and it has cost them points.

Over the 29 Premier League games, Chelsea have had 481 shots, the second most in the top flight and an average of 16.5 per match.

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However, the Blues have scored just 51 goals, an average of 1.75 and a conversion rate of one goal every 9.4 shots.

Several times over the January window, Lampard made it clear that he was keen to bring in an attacking player to help Tammy Abraham with the load of goals.

“We know we have problems at the top of the pitch, scoring goals. We don’t get enough frontline goals if we want to bridge the gap and that’s something we’ve seen a lot this season, especially at home,” Lampard said after the defeat at Newcastle back in January.

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Chelsea during the break

“Today was like a home game in how we performed on the pitch and if you don’t score then you’re always liable to a sucker punch and we got it.

“It’s something we need to address, the instinctive nature to score the goal. We’re working on it.

“We need to be clinical. We can’t…