- Chelsea have had a busy summer transfer window with the club welcoming new signings
- The Blues have already spent £131 million on four signings including Ziyech and Werner
- The west London club is also pursuing Kai Havertz in a bid to make them title contenders
- Ex-Blues star Tony Cascarino has cautioned Lampard he will be axed if he fails to deliver following the heavy investment
Frank Lampard has been warned he risks being axed as Chelsea manager if the club fails to challenge for titles next season after the club's summer spending spree.
The Blues have thus far spent a staggering £131 million on four major signings including Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and Ben Chilwell.
The addition of veteran defender Thiago Silva is also expected to bolster Chelsea's defence following the west London side's dreadful defensive record last summer.
But Chelsea appear not done yet in their transfer business, with the Stamford Bridge dwellers close to landing German star Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen.
West Ham midfielder Declan Rice is the other player who could complete a switch to Chelsea before the transfer window shuts.
The signings are expected to provide Lampard with a new-look Chelsea side that can rival Liverpool and Man City for the Premier League title.
Ex-Blues star Tony Cascarino believes the English tactician will be under immense pressure to deliver next season and could be axed should he fail to meet expectations.
“Frank will be fully aware that getting that investment means there’s a different challenge now,” the former Blues striker said on the Weekend Sports Breakfast.
“That brings more pressure and Frank will know that, but if he doesn’t reach their expectations and goals then he’s not going to be manager of Chelsea next year. If they lose 17 games in a season he won’t be Chelsea manager," he added.
Despite a transfer embargo, Lampard managed to lead Chelsea to a top four finish during the just-concluded season.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Hakim Ziyech suffered an injury during Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Brighton, but Frank Lampard is optimistic the Moroccan will not stay on the sidelines for too long.
The £34 million signing from Ajax made his debut for the Blues in the pre-season friendly and was substituted early on in the match.
Lampard said in a post-match interview: "He's got a bit of a knock on his knee, a small twist which we will have to assess. Hopefully it's not too bad."
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