FRANK LAMPARD says Chelsea will still aim for the title this season despite their transfer ban.
Lamps said: “We have to challenge them.
“Chelsea is a club that has to set out to want to win.
Of course, we have to cover ourselves with the fact that’s a big gap.
We might look stupid to shout it from the rooftops but when we work every day we certainly have to have in our minds where we can get to.”
Chelsea finished third last season under former chief Maurizio Sarri, but were 26 and 25 points behind champions City and the Reds respectively.
Lampard added: “I believe in the players and I feel like there’s more, especially because we have a lot of younger players. I feel there can be an uplift.
‘TRY TO BE THE BEST’
“That’s not just me saying that I’m going to make the difference. It will be the players making the difference. So there’s the challenge.”
Chelsea legend Lampard, 41, who is the club’s record scorer with 211 goals, said: “We must have a challenge and that is to close that gap and try to be the best.
“If we fail with those intentions and give everything for the season and we end up where we end up because the Premier League is so competitive then I’ll be proud of the team.”
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The American, who joined from Borussia Dortmund, hailed his manager’s impact.
Pulisic, 20, said: “I grew up watching him and to have him giving me pointers, it’s awesome to have him around.
“It’s nice to have a guy that we can really relate to, so it’s been great so far.”