The complex problems of the transfer ban Frank Lampard inherited at Chelsea FC to start his stint as a manager are many and widespread. The problem for many Chelsea fans who hear news of the hope of a release from the ban is they are enjoying life as a club bringing through the youth talent that has been known about for many seasons. In many ways, Chelsea had become known as a sign of the problems of the English Premier League and its bloated approach to its controversial academy system.
As the season began and the two-transfer window ban came into place the pundits were sure Chelsea still had enough to move into the top four of the Premier League with the aid of club legend, Lampard. The season opener came as something of a shock for fans at Stamford Bridge with a Manchester United team in full rebuild mode gave a team including many youth players a lesson in counter-attacking football to win 4-0 at Old Trafford. A further stumble at Carrow Road against an in-form Norwich City gave the club a sense of panic and concern as Frank Lampard began to be mentioned as on the hot seat.
However, the recent slip of Manchester City at Carrow Road gives the 3-2 loss of the London club a different view. The draw at Sheffield United also caused a few alarm bells to start ringing but the Blades are now seen as draw specialists who are more difficult to beat than many in the English Premier League. What Lampard needed more than anything was a victory to really get the Premier League season underway and ease some of the mounting pressure.
Any team arriving at Wolves are likely to be met with a favorable result as the Midlands club is deep into their season with a bust Europa League schedule ahead of them. Meeting Wolves at the moment is a simple option to be enjoyed by most fans and a 5-2 scoreline did not flatter Lampard’s Chelsea FC. A hat-trick by Tammy Abraham, another goal from Mason Mount, and a screamer from Fikayo Tomori saw the Blues destroy a tired Wolves team.
An England call-up for Mason Mount and an improving group of performances from Tammy Abraham bodes well for the future of the club. One of the issues the Blues face is how to handle any lifting of the transfer ban. In the past, Roman Abramovich has been quick to splash the cash when any mini-crisis has arrived at Stamford Bridge, but fans are happy to see the emergence of a group of talented youngsters they have heard about in reports but barely seen the feature in first-team games.
If the club is to prosper from one of the best youth-team setups in the Premier League with players like Fikayo Tomori at its heart, the club could be forgiven for thinking to lift the transfer ban is a bad thing to do.