Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has overseen the arrivals of Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Ben Chilwell and Thiago Silva among others so far this summer, and has admitted that he has decisions to make before the window closes.
Although Lampard skipped past a question that named Callum Hudson-Odoi and Antonio Rudiger directly, he has hinted that his squad needs to be reduced following their recent use of the budget.
Hudson-Odoi is likely to be behind injured duo Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech in Lampard’s plans despite his obvious ability, with Timo Werner also able to play out wide.
Lampard added: “We have Christian Pulisic injured, Hakim Ziyech injured We played Timo Werner out wide the other day, but the absolute natural winger who is fit is Callum.
“We need competition in those areas and players competing to make that position their own.
“That’s where Callum is at and why I keep saying he needs to show in training every day and when he gets his opportunity in games, which he will have against Barnsley.
“He has to show in every minute, on and off the ball, what he can do for the team.
“He’s had an early breakthrough in his career because of his talent, he’s had an injury and I want to see him flourish again.”
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