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Frank Lampard’s first official game as Chelsea manager didn’t start as planned, as the Blues were defeated 4-0 by Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Chelsea dominated the game at Old Trafford, created more chances and hit the woodwork twice but Manchester United were more clinical in front of goal, and their first goal came as a result of an error by Kurt Zouma who fell Marcus Rashford to the ground in the penalty box.
Chelsea let the game slip away in dramatic fashion in the second half, as the Blues conceded three goals in the final 25 minutes.
In Lampard’s first game as Chelsea boss, Chelsea were heavily beaten by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side and the loss is the heaviest suffered by a new Blues manager in Chelsea’s Premier League history.
Speaking after the game, Lampard revealed that United were lucky to have won by such a margin.
“Poor mistakes for the goal,” Lampard told Sky Sports following the match. “We controlled major parts of the first half. Probably poor decisions in the final third.
“In the first half we should be in front. It’s a lot easier for them when they’re 3-0 up. This is a counter-attacking team. They have pace and if you turn over the ball, they will counter attack you. We were the ones on the ball. We have loads of lessons to learn. It was no way near a 4-0.
“It’s clear I have tried to stay away from transfer ban and injuries we all know that. I tried to get N’Golo [Kante] on to give him minutes. I don’t want that excuse [injuries].
“Four mistakes. Not many more than that, they were clinical. We have to be grown up about it because it doesn’t feel nice. In the performance in parts of it wasn’t 4-0.”