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Frank Lampard’s first game as Chelsea manager ended in a draw as the Blues were held to a 1-1 draw with Irish side Bohemians at Dalymount Park Dublin on Wednesday night.
Michy Batshuayi had given Chelsea the lead with just eight minutes on the clock, firing into the net after Kenedy’s shot had fallen kindly for him in the 18-yard box to tap home.
Bohemians trialist Eric Molloy created a memorable moment for himself by lashing in a leveller just before the 90th minute to end the game 1-1.
Speaking after the game, Lampard revealed that the problem with the team was fitness insisting that he wants his side to quickly get to a new fitness level.
Lampard said: “Fitness was our issue, obviously. We’ve been working them hard and worked them hard this morning, I wanted to stretch them and put them under pressure a bit as that’s what pre-season is all about.
“The quicker we get to the level we want the better for us. It was good competition for us, we would have wanted the win obviously as you always do but it’s not about that at this point, it’s about individuals getting fit and pushing themselves to the limit and I thought some of the performances, particularly from the young lads were really good.”
Up next for Lampard is against Irish side St Patrick’s on Saturday.