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Chelsea beat St Patrick’s 4-0 on Saturday to seal Frank Lampard’s first win in charge of the club.
Lampard set up the team in a 4-4-2 diamond formation with Tammy Abraham and Michy Batshuayi playing up front.
Batshuayi was lively in the first half but was unable to score before Lampard changed both personnel and shape to a 4-2-3-1 in the second period, with the experienced Giroud leading the line.
Batshuayi worked hard off the ball and even chased one stray ball that was clearly going out for a goal kick, an attitude Lampard would have enjoyed, according to Sky Sports News reporter Gary Cotterill.
“Batshuayi and Abraham linked very well together and also worked hard off the ball – which Lampard commented on after the game,” Cotterill told Sky Sports.
“Batshuayi does have a reputation of needing four chances to score one goal and he was a bit like that today, but Lampard put that down to him being a bit rusty.
“But to me, he looked really keen and up for the battle and even chased one stray ball that was clearly going out for a goal kick. And it is that kind of attitude that Lampard wants and is after.”
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