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Frank Lampard will take charge of his first game as Chelsea boss against Manchester United later today at Old Trafford.
Lampard hopes to emulate Jose Mourinho’s successful start as Chelsea boss by securing a positive result against Manchester United.
In Mourinho’s first Premier League game as Chelsea boss in August 2004, he guided Chelsea to a 1-0 win over Manchester United and Lampard played in that fixture.
“I remember the game, we didn’t play particularly well, it wasn’t a great game. We won 1-0 and it was a nice start for us because we’d had a good pre-season and all of our standards were lifted by Jose Mourinho,” said Lampard.
“It would be great to have that momentum after a first game – it’s the same because it’s both the same teams we are talking about but it’s not the end of the story.
“We’re going to a tough place in Old Trafford. The thing with football, and especially the top of the Premier League, is you can lose at those places. But we have to have a bigger picture than that.
“But, yes, of course, if we can get the early momentum by going there and getting a result, it certainly helped in the Jose Mourinho days and it will help us.”