The former England man has total faith in his players despite a transfer ban that has limited activity at Stamford Bridge this summer
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard insists he has complete faith in his squad ahead of his first game in charge of the Blues, despite the transfer ban cloud that has hung over the club this summer.
“We've got a group here I believe a lot in,” he told Sky Sports ahead of their opener against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
“I know we have a transfer ban and a lot of the talk around us has been questioning what we can do, but I certainly believe in the squad.
“We know the bar has been raised by Manchester City and Liverpool last season and there is the challenge - can we close the gap?
"I will do my best. I'm not going to jump into the future because, as we know, this is a tough business and there are expectations everywhere.
“But I will certainly give all I can, that's how I did it in my playing career, I tried to work as hard as I could get and get closer