Frank Lampard ‘wants to sell EIGHT players this summer … including Kepa, Jorginho and Ross Barkley’ while planning a major overhaul of his Chelsea team
- Chelsea boss Frank Lampard wants to get rid of up to eight players this summer
- Kepa Arrizabalaga is one of the names after the keeper made no impression on the boss
- Ross Barkley, Jorginho, Kurt Zouma, Willian and Pedro are also threatened
- Left-backs Marcos Alonso and Emerson can also be moved at the end of the season
Frank Lampard is planning a summer break in Chelsea with eight players in line in front of the exit door, according to The Sun.
Kepa Arrizabalaga, who made no impression this season and recently lost his starting place to Willy Caballero, is one of those Lampard wants to go further so that he can bring in his own reinforcements.
The midfield pair Ross Barkley and Jorginho can also be played alongside the left wings Marcos Alonso and Emerson, while Kurt Zouma, Willian and Pedro are judged between now and the end of the campaign.
Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga can leave the club this summer in a big zero
This is after Lampard saw him crash into a 3-0 Champions League defeat with the last 16 at home in Bayern Munich, while also fourth in the Premier League.
The heavy loss only emphasized what Lampard already knew – that the team he inherited requires a considerable operation to return to the highest level and take up the challenge for trophies.
It is recognized that there are risks associated with implementing such a dramatic turnover of players, but Lampard is in favor of a large culling to speed up team development.
Frank Lampard has acknowledged that his team is not good enough to fight for trophies
Willian (L) and Pedro (R) are both threatened by Chelsea at the end of the season
Lampard has already recruited £ 37 million winger Hakim Ziech from Ajax, who is participating this summer to add more creativity to the attack.
It is likely that the boss will do another four signing sessions, with Ben Chilwell of Leicester on the left and Jan Oblak of Atletico Madrid at the top of their priority list.