Frank Lampard Responds to Claims He is Under Pressure to Deliver at Chelsea

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has said that the added pressure on him this season following the club’s vast summer spending should be the norm, because he didn’t take the job in the first place just to settle for a place in the Premier League top four.

Lampard guided Chelsea to a fourth place finish in his debut season back at Stamford Bridge, contending with a transfer ban last summer in the process. But now £200m has been spent on new players to improve the squad and critics are already sharpening the knives.