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Chelsea were beaten by Valencia 1-0 at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night after Rodrigo scored from an inventive set-piece routine and Ross Barkley missed a late penalty.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard would have been disappointed not to get at least a draw in first Champions League game in charge as the Blues dominated large periods of the game against Valencia.
Chelsea’s failure to beat Valencia means Lampard has become the first Chelsea manager to lose his debut match in the Champions League.
According to Opta, 10 of Chelsea’s previous 11 managers won their first Champions League game while Gianluca Vialli drew his first Champions League game as Chelsea boss against AC Milan in 1999.
Reacting to Chelsea’s loss to Valencia, Lampard said: “We probably should have got the win, or at least a draw.
“We created enough good chances, had a penalty and then conceded from one shot on target. It’s a harsh lesson of Champions League football because we played pretty well but lost.
“The good news is we’ve got five more games left in the group but we should have got more tonight.”