Lampard pleased with Chelsea despite draw in first game in charge

1 line up for Frank Lampard’s debut vs Bohemians

While the result suggests the former Chelsea playing legend has some work to do in pre-season, Lampard preferred to look at the positives.

Chelsea's record goalscorer turned head coach had watched his new charges pegged back late on by Bohemians with a goal scored by a trialist on the pitch a matter of minutes.

The former England worldwide, who made 648 Chelsea appearances and scored 211 times as he won 11 major trophies with them as a player, succeeded Sarri, who left Stamford Bridge in June to take charge of Italian champions Juventus.

The Blues were able to reinforce their squad with Kovacic and Pulisic after having deals in place before Chelsea FC were handed a transfer ban for two windows.

"Surely the club understands this is the worst time now in probably two decades to take over at Chelsea Football Club", Nevin told Irish outlet Off The Ball. I worked with Shay a year ago and it was just a circumstance for him to remain with Derby. They're slightly ageing but the defence is quite good.

"They're all going to be throwing the money at it, they're all going to be better". "We have had fans coming to see us every day at the hotel and I thank them turning our and seeing us play".

Lampard, who won three Premier League titles and the Champions League as a Chelsea player, said he was happy with the team's performance despite failing to get the victory.

Nevin added: "Frank's a really clever guy, great knowledge of the game". Liverpool are miles ahead, Man City are miles ahead, so you're in that fight again.

Eden Hazard, Alvaro Morata and Ola Aina are just a few stars that have been offloaded for a total sum so far of around £180m.

"I'm really looking forward to the new season", Azpilicueta is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.

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