Having been extremely productive in the transfer market, spending reaching over 200 million pounds, should Chelsea be seen as potential title challengers?

With the arrivals of high quality players such as Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Been Chilwell, Thiago Silva and soon to be Blue Kai Havertz, the mainstream media are piling pressure on the Blues to mount a serious title challenge. However, the opinions of others shouldn’t take away the reality that Chelsea’s project is only just beginning.

Coming in to the Club with a transfer ban and losing their best player, Eden Hazard, Lampard and the Chelsea fanbase knew it would be a difficult first season in charge. However it has provided a great benchmark for what is it to come in the future.

All the talk before the season started was around how Lampard could implement youth into a fairly threadbare squad. Many doubts we’re cast throughout the media and many struggled to see Chelsea claiming a top-four spot, which happened to the surprise of many.

Building on from a remarkable first season at the Helm for Lampard, Chelsea’s new superstar signings can hopefully build into Lampards philosophy to add the finishing touches to what is an already young and promising side.

However, time is needed, and it shouldn’t be an expectancy that Lampards side, compete for the title in only his second season in charge with the Blues.

Written by @haz_williams00