Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck says it is an “exciting” time for Chelsea with Frank Lampard at the helm, following defeat in the FA Cup and their Champions League exit.
The Blues dropped a Premier League place to fourth after Maurizio Sarri’s sole campaign, before missing out on the FA Cup.
What’s more, Chelsea exited the Champions League to Bayern Munich last weekend. However, Bayern had all but secured their progression in the first leg.
Ahead of next season, Lampard‘s side have already taken steps to improving the team. Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner have arrived to provide the attack more dynamism and goal threat.
As such, Buck says he is impressed, overall, at Lampard’s progress since taking the job last summer.
“In the end we think it was a very successful season,” Buck said (via the Daily Mail). “I think obviously we would have been a little bit happier if we had won the FA Cup.
“But I’m sure the manager and the players were gutted not to lift the trophy
“Frank Lampard is a very positive force for Chelsea. He’s Chelsea through and through and that continues to show.
“He carries a lot of credibility. It’s an exciting time for Chelsea.”
Chelsea reportedly want to keep strengthening their squad before next season starts. One player heavily linked is Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz.
What’s more, Lampard allegedly wants a new left-back, with Real Madrid’s Sergio Reguilon a target.
Speculation claims, too, that a new goalkeeper is on the list of priorities amid uncertainty about Kepa Arrizabalaga.
NO DISCOUNT FOR HAVERTZ?
Bayer sporting director Rudi Voller has revealed Chelsea’s interest in Germany international Havertz.
However, he has insisted that there will be no discount on the player, who they are under no pressure to sell.
In fact, Voller has said that he wants the full price for the attacking midfielder.