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"Chelsea are weaker than last season - no Diego Costa, no Matic - and I'm concerned for them".

Speaking in an exclusive interview with ESPN FC, the BT Sport pundit said: "The mentality has got to improve".

It leaves Chelsea needing a new midfielder as well as reinforcements at wing back in the final days of the transfer window.

"He hasn't proven himself in the Premier League", "He has never started consistently in his career", "He had a poor preseason" - these are just some of the comments I have heard from friends who follow Chelsea and pundits who know a lot about the game.

He said, "I'm delighted to be joining BT Sport, ' said Lampard, who will be at Wembley on Sunday as Arsenal take on Chelsea".

"Every game becomes tough".

'Any silverware is important, even the so-called lesser trophies like the League Cup, because it sets a winning mindset but the league is the title everyone wants'.

Frank Lampard spoke exclusively to ESPN FC.

The opening game of the season comes at a bad time for Chelsea considering that the Premier League champions have yet to properly reinforce the squad. That means they will have to win the league again and have a strong run in the Champions League.

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"The investment of all the top teams is changing the landscape and it's not just that - the quality of the league as a whole has improved".

Wenger cleverly set his own team up in the 3-4-3 formation against Chelsea, thus crowding the middle of the park, to make it hard for the Blues to play their swift attacking game.

Conte has also penned a new Chelsea contract that did not extend his term at Stamford Bridge and he was evidently tired in the face of questions regarding further new singings after last weekend's penalty shoot-out defeat to Arsenal in the Community Shield.

Meanwhile, Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho and Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez are the subject of interest from Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, respectively, but their clubs say they will not be sold.

Chelsea managed an incredible thirty wins during their title win in Antonio Conte's debut season including a 3-0 home victory over tomorrow's opposition.

"I thought the referee was really good". Me, I have to start to study a new formation with ten or nine players. Dyche has looked for proven Premier League players and will hope that they have the tools to help the Clarets, as they could face another year of battling in the bottom half of the table. "But you know very well that there are surprises".

"I think I have for sure a good relationship with the club, with my owner", he said.

"My only task is to be focused on the pitch and work with my players".

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