‘It Wasn’t A 4-0 Game’: Lampard Frustrated By Chelsea Thrashing
Written by darling on August 12, 2019
Frank Lampard insisted Chelsea didn’t deserve to lose 4-0 at Manchester United as his reign got off to a woeful start on Sunday.
It was a chastening result for new Chelsea manager Lampard after the club’s record goalscorer took over from Maurizio Sarri in the close-season.
Lampard suffered the heaviest defeat by a Chelsea boss in their first game since Danny Blanchflower lost 7-2 at Middlesbrough in December 1978.
Marcus Rashford put United ahead with a penalty after Chelsea had hit the post through Tammy Abraham.
Emerson also struck the woodwork before the interval, but Rashford, Anthony Martial and Daniel James netted after half-time to leave Lampard frustrated.
The manner of Chelsea’s second-half surrender will raise questions about former England midfielder Lampard, who has just one season of managerial experience at second-tier Derby.
But he insisted the result was harsh on Chelsea because they controlled the game for long periods.