Sunday, September 22, 2019 | ePaper
Lampard bans Chelsea players from transfer embargo talk
Frank Lampard has banned Chelsea players from talking about the club's transfer embargo in a bid to prevent a lowering of standards at Stamford Bridge.
Blues boss Lampard returned to west London last month knowing he would be unable to strengthen his squad until next summer because of sanctions imposed by world governing body FIFA.
Despite the recruitment restrictions, the 41-year-old believes his side can remain competitive after last season finishing third in the Premier League and winning the Europa League under his predecessor Maurizio Sarri.
"I don't want - and I said this to the players the first time I spoke to them - I don't want talk of the ban, I don't want talk of what is success, what might be success, and any lowering of standards," said Lampard, who takes his new team to Manchester United on Sunday, live on Sky Sports.