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Chelsea boss Lampard: We must go for top four

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard insists they can finish in the top four next season.

Despite their two window transfer ban, Chelsea have made Mateo Kovacic's loan from Real Madrid permanent for £40million, and Christian Pulisic will be available after signing from Borussia Dortmund for £58m in January and spending the rest of last season on loan in Germany.

Lampard said: "I played here for many years and I know there are standards. Do we want to be playing Champions League football year-in, year-out? Yes, for sure, and that is something that should drive us all on — myself and the players included. No they haven't said that is the target and I don't think they need to.

"It's very clear that generally, barring a couple of seasons in recent years, we are a club that has managed to be top four or winning titles. We do have a deep enough squad for the top four."

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