Lampard Speaks About His First Home Game As Chelsea Manager

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Super Frank Lampard as he’s fondly called by Chelsea fans made a return to his stomping ground where he called home for 11 years.

Frank Lampard was a Chelsea player until 2014, and he left Stamford Bridge as a legend, one of the greatest the club has ever had.

The game against Leicester City was his first home game in charge of the Blues since his appointment in July, and it ended in a 1-1 draw.

Lampard was given a hero’s welcome by the Chelsea faithful, and he appreciated the welcome, but revealed that he’s only here to do a job.

He said: “It felt great. It was obviously a big, special moment for me to come back to the club and manage the club at Stamford Bridge.

“It’s the stuff of dreams and I certainly appreciate it but I’m here to do a job and we know we can do better than we did today.”

Lampard’s first home game didn’t end with the three points, and he has asked for the players to show more personality.

“It was a really good start, fantastic, and we could’ve been two or three goals up,” he told Sky Sports.

“We were quick, bright, energetic, then we allowed Leicester back in the game and in the second half I was not very happy, we offered them too many chances on the counter attack

“We can only look ourselves. In all our matches I have been delighted in big passages of having the ball but we didn’t have enough angles or options to keep the ball moving.

“We have to have more personality, we saw that in midweek, but today we didn’t have that.”

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