Frank Lampard Claims First Win as Chelsea FC Manager

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Frank Lampard, 41, featured 429 times in a Chelsea FC shirt and scored 147 goals for the west London side. However, he didn’t lead them to a victory as manager at the club until today. Sure, it was a friendly, but a win is a win, especially given how the last time out the Englishman saw a stalemate snatched away from the jaws of victory on Wednesday versus Bohemians.

On the heels of a 1-1 draw in midweek, a match which saw the equalizer scored against his side in the 89,’ Frank Lampard and his Blues cruised to a 4-0 win over St. Patrick’s in Dublin.

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Frenchman striker Olivier Giroud bagged a brace after hafltime, while Mason Mount and Emerson Palmieri each netted before the break.

Lampard made sure all 22 players who  featured in this one all played just 45 minutes, working the team towards developing match fitness for the opener at Manchester United in a month’s time.

Now Chelsea will head to Japan, where Christian Pulisic and Willian will join up with the rest of the side.

The Blues will take on Kawasaki Frontale on Friday July 19, with July 23 bringing a blockbuster vs FC Barcelona.

The Blues will also take on Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup this preseason, as holders of the UEFA Europa League title.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, the author of “No,  I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” regularly appears on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

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