The appointment of Frank Lampard in the hot seat has added even more uncertainty to their plans for the season. Lampard’s appointment could very well prove to be a masterstroke, but it could also very easily turn into a disaster.
Nevertheless, Lampard would need to get the best out of forgotten players and youngsters this season if he wishes to excel. These five names have been handed a golden opportunity to resurrect their career, and they would be desperate to make a difference:
The centre-back was once held in high-regard at Stamford Bridge. His progression at the club was halted due to a cruciate injury in 2016. Subsequently, he was forced to spend the next two seasons at Stoke City and Everton respectively. He was keen on joining the Toffees permanently this summer, but Frank Lampard has almost convinced him to play in his side this season.
Batshuayi has failed to get a consistent run of games at Chelsea since his arrival at the club in 2016. His time in West London has also been disrupted by various loan spells. Following the departures of Eden Hazard, Alvaro Morata and Gonzalo Higuain in the summer, Chelsea are likely to struggle for goals this season. Can Batshuayi be the solution? Only time will tell.
The young England international is another Chelsea striker who has spent the better part of the last three years on loan spells. Last season, he played a key role in Aston Villa’s promotion to Premier League by scoring 25 league goals. The 21-year-old was also included in PFA Team of the Year for the Championship. Abraham is one of the best talents in his age group at the club, and he would be one youngster to watch out for in Frank Lampard’s side.
— Tammy Abraham (@tammyabraham) July 23, 2019
Not long ago, Drinkwater was universally praised for his role in Leicester City’s historic Premier League title. His exploits earned him a move to Chelsea, but it has gone downhill for the England international since then. The 29-year-old failed to make a single league appearance under Maurizio Sarri last season. As things stand, Drinkwater has a long way to go before he can redeem his move to West London, but as we have already stated, the future is far from certain at Stamford Bridge.
The French midfielder was a part of the 2016-17 Ligue 1 winning Monaco squad. He joined the Blues from Monaco for £40 million in the summer of 2017. He had arrived with huge expectations in Premier League, but his first season turned out to be a disaster as he was criticized by fans and pundits for his performances. He spent last season on loan at AC Milan and made 31 appearances in Serie A. He has returned to Chelsea and we expect him to feature in Frank Lampard’s side.