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Chelsea manager Frank Lampard not worried about transfer ban with confidence in current squad

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Frank Lampard has no worries about Chelsea’s transfer ban as he believes his squad is good enough to not need strengthening before the new Premier League season. The Blues are banned from signing players during the next two windows until the end of
'Frank Lampard has no worries about Chelsea’s transfer ban as he believes his squad is good enough to not need strengthening before the new Premier League season. The Blues are banned from signing players during the next two windows until the end of January 2020, but Lampard said on his side’s pre-season tour in Japan that he is happy with the squad he has got. Lampard believes he does not need to sign any players Getty Images - Getty “I think I’ve inherited very good players,” the former Derby manager said. “We can’t bring any players in, we know that – this year – but I don’t need new players. “I’m very happy with the squad and determined for us to be successful.” Chelsea’s appeal against a transfer embargo for breaching rules in relation to signing youth players was turned down by FIFA in May, but Lampard is focused solely on preparing the squad he has at his disposal. “I know the club very well, I know the players very well. 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It’s a pathway that’s given to them and now they have to be the ones who play well enough to get into the team. “I don’t care about age, I just care about performance and how people train. It’s up to those young players to show what they can do.” Lampard confirmed he was keen to work with Callum Hudson-Odoi and was hopeful the England forward would sign a new deal, while defender Ethan Ampadu had not made the trip to Japan as he is likely to head out on loan. Midfielder N’Golo Kante – recovering from a knee injury sustained at the end of last season – had been pencilled in to feature in one of Chelsea’s games in Japan, Lampard added. Lampard has a truly world class player at his disposal in Kante getty images Chelsea play J-League champions Kawasaki Frontale in Yokohama on Friday and then face Barcelona in Saitama next Tuesday.'