The Sun says after almost eight months in charge, his mind is rapidly being made up on who has what it takes to survive a major cull this summer.
Among those now in danger of being eased out are England midfielder Ross Barkley, £72million goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga and £50m midfielder Jorginho.
Also under the microscope in the final stages of the season are Ross Barkley, Kurt Zouma, Willian and Pedro as Lampard prepares to get tough with the established names.
And there is little doubt left-sided defenders Marcos Alonso, sent off for a stupid elbow against Bayern, and Emerson are not rated as good enough.
Whether the manager will be able to engineer a situation which will see so many players offloaded in one transfer window remains to be seen.