However, Lampard would return to Stamford Bridge aware that he would be unable to sign any new players as a result of the club's two-window transfer ban, which is expected to lead to some of the club's academy players being handed first-team opportunities.
Eden Hazard's departure to Real Madrid also has the potential to cause Lampard some issues in the final third at a time when Callum Hudson-Odoi is injured and Gonzalo Higuain is expected to return to Juventus.
There are fitness doubts regarding a number of other players, but Lampard will still have an idea of how he wants to line up for the club's first Premier League fixture of the season away at Manchester United.
Here, Sports Mole assesses which players could be given the chance to impress in the fixture at Old Trafford on August 11.
Chelsea completed a deal for Christian Pulisic before they were punished by FIFA, leaving the USA international as a likely starter on the flank while Hudson-Odoi is still in the treatment room.
However, while there has been talk of involvement for the younger crop, Lampard also values experience and Willian would offer that on the opposite side of the pitch.body check tags ::