Chelsea manager Frank Lampard “has got to deliver” this season or faces the real possibility of being replaced by Mauricio Pochettino, according to Darren Bent.
The Blues have taken advantage of the market by swooping in to sign Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz and Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr .
Edouard Mendy looks set to become their seventh summer signing.
And Bent believes the Chelsea boss will be under immense pressure to deliver, especially with managers such as Pochettino available.
“The next step is trophies,” Bent told Goal.
“He has got to deliver trophies as he has bought top players from around Europe.
“Chelsea had a free crack at them and after having a free hit year with a transfer embargo, it has ramped up the pressure twofold.
“Werner, Ziyech, Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell and Havertz are all top players. They are luxuries for any manager in the positions they play.
“For me, he has got to deliver.
“My fear is that if they don’t get off to the best of starts, other great managers like Pochettino will be waiting to go in.
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“I am pretty sure that most managers around the world would now quit where they were to manage this squad of players.”
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