Chelsea managed to finish in the top-four of the Premier League last season and given the fact that Frank Lampard could not sign any new players during the previous two transfer windows, the new boss did a brilliant job.
But things have been quite different this time around since the Blues have gone out and spent with open arms, signing some of the most talented players in Europe.
Frank Lampard has managed to bring in players like Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell and Kai Havertz which is why many people are predicting the Blues will be able to challenge for the Premier League title this time around.
But according to former Blues star Tony Cascarino, Lampard could be the first man out of the door if he does not live up to Roman Abramovich’s expectations this campaign.
“Frank will be fully aware that him getting that investment means there’s a different challenge now,” the former Blues striker said on the Weekend Sports Breakfast.
“He will know the expectation won’t just be qualifying for Champions League football. That was the expectation last summer, and if they managed it with a transfer embargo then it’s a bonus.
“But that’s not the challenge now. Now it’s guaranteed top-four, but really they’re giving him the finds to challenge for the top-two.
“With that sort of spending, you can’t lose 17 games. Chelsea lost 17 games last season, they had a goals-against column that was dreadful.
“They opened the Premier League campaign by losing 4-0 at Man United, they conceded four against Ajax, they took a few hammerings against Bayern Munich home and away and lost 5-3 against Liverpool, where they were conceding goals for fun and looked all over the place.
“The lost in the FA Cup final to Arsenal, and Frank would have had a conversation with the powers that be about how they can challenge Man City, Liverpool, Manchester United, Spurs and Arsenal.
“That brings more pressure and Frank will know that, but if he doesn’t reach their expectations and goals then he’s not going to be the manager of Chelsea next year.
“If they lose 17 games in a season he won’t be Chelsea manager.”
To be honest, no one really expects Chelsea to finish on top of the table but if Frank Lampard can inspire his side to give a tough challenge to the likes Liverpool and Man City, then it will be a job well done.