Why Chelsea supporters must temper their ambitions ahead of the new season

Borussia Monchengladbach vs. Chelsea - Football Match Report - August 3, 2019

Bakayoko spent last season on loan at AC Milan and made 31 appearances for the Serie A side.

The Blues ended the season with a Europa League triumph and a third place finish in the Premier League, but still parted with manager Maurizio Sarri.

According to The Evening Standard, Norwich and Brighton are both interested in Drinkwater, but are unwilling to pay his £100k-per-week wages.

Chelsea seem to have quality players in other areas of the pitch, including a strong midfield that includes N'Golo Kante, a rejuvenated Jorginho, as well as exciting young attacking midfielder Mason Mount, who had a fantastic season with Lampard at Derby County last season. Drinkwater certainly fits the bill, given he was a vital part of Leicester City's surprise title win in 2016.

The players that Lampard has fit and available have been able to train with him in the build up to the season and as a result have a better understanding of his system and ideas than those now on the injury table. "We have youngsters that will step up and produce the goods", Barkley said.

PSG sign Gueye from Everton for €32m
And Everton will hope to conclude a deal for the 25-year-old before the English transfer window closes on August 8. Idrissa Gueye has completed his move from Everton to Paris Saint-Germain for a fee understood to be €32m (£29m).

With more clubs operating with a stratified continental model however, this is a less daunting task for today's players-turned-coaches and why we might be seeing an uptick in these appointments.

However, he was left out of the Blue's final pre-season game on Saturday as Chelsea drew 2-2 with German outfit, Borussia Monchengladbach.

Yes. It has been well-documented, by Stuart Webber, that Norwich have the smallest transfer budget in the Premier League this season.

Fellow midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko is also in talks with several clubs, but his £120,000-a-week wages also pose a problem having failed to make an impact at Stamford Bridge since his £40m arrival from Monaco in 2017.

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