It promises to be a very interesting summer as Frank Lampard looks to build his Chelsea squad for the coming years.
Although Christian Pulisic did join the club in January 2019 and Mateo Kovacic’s loan move was made permanent, the head coach couldn’t bring in any other players due to the club’s transfer ban.
Lampard is now making up for lost time as both Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner have signed up ahead of the new season from Ajax and RB Leipzig respectively.
Kai Havertz is expected to be the next player in through the door after a couple of standout years in the Bundesliga for Bayer Leverkusen, while you would also expect the club’s record goalscorer to strengthen his defence.
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But which of the current squad have a long-term future in west London under Lampard?
football.london takes a look at the players who could still be part of his plans three years down the line.
The right-back has enjoyed a terrific breakthrough season at Chelsea after making 37 appearances for the Blues.
A regular in Lampard’s side towards the end of the campaign, the 20-year-old is here for the long run and will be a pivotal player.
Question marks surround the future of all Chelsea’s defenders after a disappointing year at the back.
Although the academy graduate only featured in three games in 2020, he has a big future at the club and will more than likely be the current centre-back who is still at Chelsea in 2023.
Loftus-Cheek has a long-term future in SW6 if he can get back to his best after a torrid year through injury.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek barely featured in the 2019/20 season due to the injury he suffered back in May 2019
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With Lampard likely to have a number of the club’s academy players playing an integral…