Frank Lampard’s dream return to Chelsea certainly didn’t go to plan, the Blues were smashed 4-0 by rivals Manchester United on the legend’s debut.
Manchester United’s devastation of Chelsea today means that Frank Lampard has suffered the heaviest defeat by a Blues boss in their first game since 1978 – over 40 years ago.
The Red Devils completely destroyed the Blues in the final half an hour of the clash which came as a surprise considering how closely contested the tie was in the opening 60 minutes.
Chelsea had no answer to United’s frightening counter-attack and every goal this afternoon stemmed from a fast-paced attack that the Blues were incapable of dealing with.
Here’s a look at the feat that Lampard wouldn’t have wanted to achieve today:
4-0 – As well as being the joint-heaviest managerial defeat of his career so far, Frank Lampard has suffered the heaviest defeat by a Chelsea manager in their first game in charge since Danny Blanchflower lost 7-2 at Middlesbrough in December 1978. Crying. #MUNCHE pic.twitter.com/QbBlZBFMSh
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 11, 2019
Lampard’s task of bouncing back is about as difficult as you can get, the Chelsea legend has to prepare his side for a European Super Cup clash against Liverpool, as well as a league game against Leicester next week.
Liverpool’s frightening attackers will be licking their lips after Chelsea’s poor performance today.