Lampard is prepared to curb his attacking instincts.
Lampard told The Sun: “If it’s the case that I’m going to be playing as a holding midfielder, and it looks as though it could be that way, then why not?
“We had such great success at the back end of last season with that formation. It gave us a new lease of life. A lot of the players we’ve brought in fit into that role just behind the front man. So it means I play in a slightly different position.
“But I did it last season and I’ll do it again now. It’s not a problem. We’ve got a lot of attacking young midfielders but we must have the strength that the Premier League dictates you need. You aren’t going to win the title with a completely attack-minded team.
“That’s normally our strength — we’ve got a very solid goalkeeper, back four and midfield. If we can get that blend right, then we can really do something and I don’t think it will affect my ability to score goals too much.
“I’m going to have to be more selective with my runs into the box."