Frank Lampard has expressed his delight at winning his first game of the season as Chelsea manager following The Blues’ 3-2 win against Norwich City at Carrow Road on Saturday.
Lampard’s young team had been desperately searching for an inspirational firat win in the new campaign after losing UEFA Super Cup match to Liverpool, crumbling 4-0 to Manchester United on the first day of the 2019/2020 EPL season and recording a disappointing 1-1 home draw against Leicester City.
Tammy Abraham scored twice, while Mason Mount scored the other goal in The Blues’ win in that frenetic encounter at Carrow Road.
“It was a tough test and Norwich will get a lot of points here because they are a really good side and I thought we played really well,’ Happy man Lampard told BT Sport.
“It was hard here in these conditions and we controlled large parts of the game, but we shouldn’t have given two goals away and we need to be more clinical.
“If we are more clinical, then we take the game away from Norwich and don’t have a nervy last five or 10 minutes.
“But I thought there were some really good elements to our game and I’m pleased. It’s a first win as well. So I’m really pleased.”
“I’m pleased for the young players and I’m particularly pleased for Tammy because it’s his first goals for us and he’s starting and competing and they were two really good goals.
“We need to win games, we’re Chelsea. Nothing is easy in this league, nothing is given.
“Our performances haven’t given us what we’ve deserved so far. Today it did but, as I said, it could have been more comfortable.”
Lampard would also provide updates on Pedro and Mount’s injury situation. The former sustained a hamstring injury during warm-up just before the away match against Norwich City, while the latter copped what looked like a calf injury during the game.
“Pedro felt his hamstring in the warm up so it could be a small strain there, whereas with Mason it was more of a kick on his calf so hopefully, he will recover,” Lampard explained.
‘We adjusted well to that as Pedro was a late change and Ross [Barkley] came in and did really well.’