Darren Bent believes ‘individuals have made excuses’ for Chelsea boss Frank Lampard.
The 2019/20 season ended with a disappointing defeat to Arsenal within the FA Cup remaining, however typically it’s been optimistic marketing campaign for the Blues.
Lampard guided the membership he represented as a participant for 13 years to a prime 4 end in his first season in cost.
He achieved this regardless of being unable to make any signings final summer time because of the membership’s switch ban.
It’s led to various the membership’s academy gamers, together with Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount, breaking into the first-team, one thing Lampard has been broadly praised for.
However Bent believes a few of this reward isn’t totally justified.
Bent stated on talkSPORT: “Lots of people have lauded Frank Lampard for the job he’s accomplished this season. He’s introduced by way of the children… however he was pressured to do that.
“At occasions individuals have made excuses for him; yeah he’s given them [academy players] a possibility and so they’ve taken it, however I do suppose that subsequent season goes to be fully completely different.
“Are they going to signal all these gamers, will the youth gamers get extra alternatives subsequent season?
“That’s going to be stress in itself as a result of the individuals in authority shall be like ‘maintain on, you had been pressured to do it final season, the place are the children this season?’
“It’s an open chequebook, they’ll signal whoever they need. Are these gamers nonetheless going to get the alternatives?”
Chelsea haven’t wasted any time in making signings on this window, having already wrapped up offers for forwards Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner from Ajax and RB Leipzig respectively.
They’re rumoured to be on the hunt for a brand new goalkeeper – with Lampard dropping Kepa Arrizabalaga for the ultimate in addition to their remaining match of the Premier League season – in addition to a left-back and midfielder Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen.