The Blues still finished some 33 points behind champions Liverpool, however, and have enjoyed a productive transfer window as they look to make up ground on Jurgen Klopp’s side.
German duo Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, Morocco international Hakim Ziyech, England defender Ben Chilwell and Brazilian veteran Thiago Silva have all arrived through the doors at Stamford Bridge, while Lampard is close to signing a new goalkeeper.
Assessing Chelsea’s transfer window so far and their chances of winning the Premier League, Merson told Sky Sports: ‘Chelsea have bought brilliantly.
‘Ben Chilwell is a great signing. Yes, Marcos Alonso delivered goals, but Chelsea were weak down the left last season and needed a full-back to defend.
‘Thiago Silva looks a shrewd piece of business, he a proper centre-half. If Chelsea…