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Frank Lampard won his first game as Chelsea manager as the Blues beat St Patrick’s Athletic 4-0 in a pre-season friendly in Dublin.
Mason Mount ran on to Mateo Kovacic’s pass to open the scoring after 14 minutes before Emerson Palmieri netted from outside the box.
Olivier Giroud, one of Chelsea’s 11 half-time changes, scored from a Kenedy’s cross and added a late fourth.
Michy Batshuayi and Ross Barkley hit the woodwork.
Lampard was impressed with the result and performance.
“Good performance, good result. We could have scored a lot more goals was the one thing I was slightly frustrated with. But I was particularly impressed with the energy of the team I the first half, which I was thought was great,” said Lampard.
“You have to put everything into these games to get something out of them. And the second half, I did not quite like as much and those are the things that show you need to keep working.
“Fitness is what we are striving for and combinations and we already have combinations with the ball, but our fitness can get much netter.”
Watch the highlights of Chelsea’s 4-0 win over St Patrick’s below:
Lampard added: “A lot has been made of the younger players we have here and they need to know that if they impress and put what they did into a game like today’s, then great.
“From the first moments you could see that Mason, Tammy and Tomori were really at it and that is what we want. We need to have competition in the squad, we work hard here, the academy has been first class for years and we want those players to show they deserve a place in the team.”
Next for Chelsea is a friendly against Barcelona and that will obviously be a good indication of how well the team has progressed under Lampard.