Tiemoue Bakayoko and Danny Drinkwater surplus to requirements at Chelsea

Matt Debono

However, many of the usual suspects haven't been able to convince Lampard, and that goes for two well-known members of the squad.

According to the Daily Mail, Danny Drinkwater and Tiemoue Bakayoko are not needed at Chelsea and are free to leave. 

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Mason Mount is one who has impressed Lampard after working with him at Derby County and he is in prime position to start the season in the Blues' no.10 spot.Chelsea FC

Danny Drinkwater joined Chelsea for £35 million from Leicester City in 2017, and hasn't played for the club since last August against Manchester City.

Meanwhile, Tiemoue Bakayoko hasn't been able to transfer his quality from AS Monaco to Stamford Bridge, leaving him to head out on loan. 

With Drinkwater's wages, it's been a struggle for the club to shift him, whilst Bakayoko has gained interest from Everton. 

The season kicks off in 14 days, and the final decisions are starting to be made for Frank Lampard.