Splash out on Chelsea fantasy football team, Lampard tells Abramovich
05 June 2009 07:35
Frank Lampard has urged Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to sign the 'fantasy' superstars that can turn the team into genuine contenders for the Barclays Premier League and Champions League next season.
The Chelsea midfielder, currently preparing with the England team to face Kazakhstan in tomorrow's World Cup qualifier, claims the club need 'more fantasy' up front.
Chelsea missed out out on Kaka, who is one of Lampard's favourite footballers, when he turned down a move to London in favour of a move to Real Madrid, but they are still keen on Franck Ribery and David Villa.
Lampard said: 'If we can add a bit more fantasy up front then that will be a plus for us, but we're already a good team who play good football.
'We need that edge, someone who can produce something for us as a wide man or a creative striker, someone who can work with Didier Drogba or Nicolas Anelka.
'We want to push on again, but it's up to the club to decide what level we are going to be. It seems our intentions are to push on this summer and add a couple more players who can really make us top drawer.
'Kaka is one of my favourite players and I love watching him play, the elegance of it. He doesn't play a particularly Brazilian style, there are no circus tricks, but he's very effective.
'Ribery and Villa are fantastic players and anyone would want them. Hopefully we can bring in players at that level to kick us on that little bit more.'
Lampard has responded enthusiastically to the appointment of former Milan chief Carlo Ancelotti as the club's new manager, claiming that the Italian is the man to lead Chelsea to greater heights.