Following the lifting of their transfer ban, Lampard admits he'll be working the winter market.
"I never found it negative," he recalled.
"I remember certain moments when the club make statement signings, like when Fernando Torres came to the club, and they were always exciting – they might not have been for the other centre-forwards!
"When you're a player at a club and you want it to be successful and push and push, you do get excited by players coming in. On the flipside of that, if you are at centre-forward it has to drive you to react. I always think it's healthy and par for the course at a club like Chelsea. You shouldn't expect it to be any other way. It keeps you on your toes and that's a good thing."