Frank Lampard explains Chelsea’s approach ‘jumping up, down’ to January transfer window

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Frank Lampard says Chelsea won’t be ‘jumping up and down’ to do lots of business in the January transfer window and admitted he will be looking at opportunities to trim his bloated squad.

The Chelsea manager insists his primary focus will be on working with his current players but wouldn’t rule out the club strengthening in ‘the right way’.

Chelsea splashed more than £250 million on transfers this summer but currently find themselves outside the coveted Champions League spots in sixth.

They are, however, just three points behind fourth-placed Everton, with the top half of the table incredibly tight. And Lampard is keen to make sure his new arrivals and young players continue their development in order to make sure Chelsea qualify for the Champions League again next season.

“I’m not absolutely sure yet, to be honest,” Lampard said of Chelsea’s transfer window plans.

“I have ideas. We have a big squad, we’ll have to see if that changes if there are opportunities for players that aren’t playing so much. That will be a conversation between the player, the club, and myself.

“And then we’ll see if we feel we can strengthen in the right way. ‘But we’re not jumping up and down to do so.

“My focus this year is purely on work because we have new players because we have young players. ‘I’m focusing on that. But we’ll see. It’s a long month.”

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