Friday, July 19, 2019

Lampard Suffers First Defeat As Chelsea Manager





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Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, on Friday suffered his first defeat as the Blues coach after his side conceded a late goal against Kawasaki Frontale in a pre-season friendly match in Yokohama.

Striker, Leandro Damiao’s header ensured Frontale defeated the UEFA Europa League holders 1-0.

Lampard’s men went into the match after defeating St Patrick’s Athletic 4-1 last Saturday.

However, Christian Pulisic made his first appearance for Chelsea coming off the bench for the final 25 minutes as a late goal condemned the Stamford Bridge club to defeat against the Japanese League champions.

Chelsea’s starting XI against Frontale: Caballero, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Zouma, Alonso, Kovacic, Jorginho, Mount, Kenedy, Pedro, Batshuayi

Chelsea will now tackle Barcelona on July 23 in their next pre-season fixture.

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