Chelsea Boss Frank Lampard has effectively pleaded with the Chelsea board to bring in new players in the January transfer window, even though they might be short-term fixes.

“There is no movement to speak of now,” Lampard told BT Sport when asked to provide a transfer update after the Hull win.

“We got a punishment in the summer and it is meant to hurt you. We lost one of the biggest players in our history in Eden Hazard. That is the situation.

“My job is to work every day on the training ground to make the players better. The other part is looking at how we can move forward by bringing in players.

“We lost ground last summer and we need to make moves now to take us forward. I have a strong feeling of where we can improve personnel-wise to take us forward.

“So for me it’s clear. The money of it is not my job but I have to be honest and truthful. Short-term recruitment is something we have to get right.”

So far, Chelsea have not signed a single senior player this month. The only acquisition has been Bryan Fiabema, a 16-year-old striker from Tromso who will play with the youth teams. The transfer window closes on January 31 at 23.00 GMT.