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‘Chelsea have found talent they didn’t know they had’ – Johnson welcomes Blues’ transfer ban

The former defender believes an embargo preventing the club from bolstering their ranks has proved beneficial to Frank Lampard and a new-look side

Chelsea’s transfer ban has allowed them to discover talent “they probably didn’t know they had six months ago”, says Glen Johnson, with Frank Lampard finding benefits in a tough situation.

The Blues boss arrived at Stamford Bridge over the summer aware that he would be working under a two-window embargo.

With Christian Pulisic the only fresh face welcomed into the fold, with a deal agreed for the United States international in January, Lampard was forced to look in-house for inspiration.