The Blues have signed Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz and Thiago Silva this summer as they look to make up ground on the likes of Liverpool and Man City.
The additions mean some members of Lampard’s squad will see their game-time cut this season and Merson says keeping the entire squad happy will be a major ‘worry’.
Despite this concern, the former Arsenal and England star still expects Chelsea to impress this season and says they could emerge as Premier League title contenders.
‘Chelsea will be right there,’ Merson told Starsport. ‘They have done some great business and if they finish above Liverpool, I wouldn’t be shocked.
‘Chelsea have the firepower to challenge. They will score goals, and Thiago Silva will make them stronger at the back.
‘People say trying to make up the 33-point from last season is too much. Forget about that. It’s a new season. It doesn’t work like…