Frank Lampard says Chelsea’s mega summer spending has changed the face of the Premier League.
Edouard Mendy’s impending arrival from Rennes for up to £25m will make this the club’s biggest transfer window ever, with over £230m spent.
And Lampard admits he is now under pressure to win the title – despite his team finishing 33 points behind Liverpool last season.
The Blues boss said: “It changes the landscape, yes, but I am excited by that as much as feeling the pressure. I understand the different nature of the pressure coming this year.
Frank Lampard has admitted that the pressure has changed at Chelsea
“It is why I love doing it. I didn’t come into this job to fight for fourth place, although I know last year that it was an achievement.
“I didn’t come in to just bring Academy players into the first-team and say I gave debuts to this many players, I came here to win.
“I know expectations will be there. I won’t hide away from that. My expectations are on a different level from last year.
“Other people can talk about whether we challenge or not. We finished a lot of points behind Liverpool.
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