Frank Lampard and Chelsea endured a disappointing start to the new Premier League season after they were beaten 4-0 by top four rivals Manchester United in what was their first game of the new campaign.
A deflated Lampard was taking charge of Chelsea for the first time competitively and it ended with a heavy defeat.
He suffered the heaviest defeat as a Chelsea manager in their debut game since Danny Blanchflower led the Blues to a 7-2 defeat at the hands of Middlesboro in December 1978.
After the Manchester United game, Frank Lampard spoke to reporters about the defeat during his post-match press conference.
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According to him, his team didn’t deserve to lose the game by the four-goal margin as he said that they were the better team for one hour before mistakes were made in abundance.
Manchester United were leading 1-0 from the first half penalty scored by Marcus Rashford before three goals in the final quarter of the game condemned his Chelsea to a heavy defeat.
Frank Lampard also pointed out that his team missed a lot of experienced players before concluding that he doesn’t want to make excuses for the defeat to the Red Devils.
Manchester United got their goals in the second half through Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and substitute Daniel James.