​Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has claimed that his side's recent inconsistency won't drastically change the club's plans in the January transfer market. 

The Blues made a strong start to life under their new manager, but have hit a poor run of form of late. The west London side have lost three of their last four matches in the Premier League, most recently falling to a 3-1 defeat at Everton.

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It was ​confirmed on Friday that Chelsea would be free to invest in the upcoming winter window, after a ruling from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ​reduced their two-window transfer ban. 

To that end, Lampard ​could be handed as much as £150m to strengthen the squad, with the likes of Ben Chilwell, Wilfried Zaha and Jadon Sancho all being linked with the club. 

However, the manager has been quick to insist that the club will not target new recruits in January as a knee-jerk reaction to the recent results. Speaking ahead of his side's upcoming crunch clash with Lille in the Champions League on Tuesday, he revealed, as quoted by ​the Evening Standard"You have to be careful not to be too reactionary. 


“Ban lifted, lose at Everton it might be easy to come to that conclusion. As much as at the start of the season that we have got these young boys, we don't need anyone.

"As a club like ​Chelsea there has to be a balance. We have a strong squad, but we have to look at can we strengthen? There will be times going forward, whether it's January or next summer there will be times and opportunities to strengthen.

"You do learn as you go along with the players, every day in training and at games but it certainly hasn’t changed my mindset right now."

This 41-year-old ​recently stressed that the club will not abandon their faith in youth players despite the ban being lifted, but admitted that they still would want to improve 'if the opportunities are there'.