Lampard has preached alignment as a key to transfer success this summer.
SaveChelsea reports that Chelsea Boss has outlined how he goes about his transfer strategy with Chelsea being the busiest club in the Premier League during the current window.
Recall that the Blues have already made six signings ahead of the 2020/21 campaign, with the latest being Kai Havertz who was announced as a Blues player last week.
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Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell and Thiago Silva are also set to make a big impact in the first team for the upcoming campaign.
It has been a long wait for Chelsea fans to see new signings, with the Blues having to deal with a transfer ban last summer and failing to bring anyone in during the January window.
The Blues are trying to close a 33-point gap on champions Liverpool and have strengthened hugely in order to try to do that.
Lampard, along with Petr Cech and director Marina Granovskaia, have been praised for the way they have gone about their business over the past few months.
And the Blues boss has outlined what he was looking for during the transfer window and with recruitment.
Frank Lampard Reveals Key Secrete To Transfer Success (Full Text)
“You have to look at it in the context of the squad you have,” Lampard told The High Performance Podcast.
“I had a long year to look at it when I got to Chelsea because we couldn’t bring anyone in. So we had some loans that had come back, but they are normally pretty young and come from the Championship. So I have had a long look at it this year.
“In football terms it has to be joined up. You need to have the club, yourself, the scouts and people around you, hopefully, pulling in the same direction. It’s almost step one in the coaching badges, managing up is a huge thing that they talk about.
“Every manager in the Premier League and football will have different experiences in that managing up. They all look different.
“You have to look at the balance of the squad and where we need to improve. That is clearly a huge thing. Then you go through the process of looking around and the type of profile you are looking at, depending on what position it may be.
“What do I want my team to be? Do I want them to be physically great? Really technically great? Somewhere in the middle? Then you are obviously going to recruit players on the basis along those lines. That is what your job is as a manager, that’s why most managers will come in and go ‘can I make two or three signings along with my vision? Because it will help effect this team’.
“I didn’t have that year one at Chelsea, but now hopefully we can see in year two that I can bring that to help the team. So when I can stand up and talk about my team I can say ‘yeah, it is quick and pacy, with loads of energy, because look we work hard on the training pitch as rule number one, but the players we have brought in are taking us in that direction and improving us’. So that process of recruitment is really, really tough.
“But it is pretty simple when you want to break it down like that. They have to improve you, they have to go along with the idea of where you want to go along with the team, and then they have to be good people and good influences in the dressing room.
“You do as much as you can do at looking at them. Scouting teams are not just looking at players now, they are looking at their life, their social media, everything.
“I want them to be players that want to come in and feel like they play for Chelsea. Feel like they want to help us and be successful, and be part of a team. They’ll obviously come with a selfish demeanour.
“I don’t want the perfect teammate, that sounds too corny. But they have to be a good teammate, of course. They want to come and actually be good for themselves.
“Whatever their motive might be. They might want to play for Beyond Madrid in four years time. That’s just life. But when they come to Chelsea, I want them to come and be straight into the team, and want to work, and be hungry, and come in and want to win, and not cause problems.
“And not be badly selfish, like it’s all about me. I want someone who wants to do well, because they want to be part of a winning team. It sounds easy, it’s really easy to say, because you never know until you actually get them through the door.
“But you can learn quite a lot by a phone call, a face to face meeting, a talk with someone that’s worked with them before. You can do as — you have to do as much as you can.”