Date: 18th August 2019 at 7:47am
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In the first week of the new season, it’s fair to say that results have not been kind to Frank Lampard as the former midfielder looks to pay back the faith shown in him by the Chelsea hierarchy.

Last Sunday, Frank watched on as his side, at Old Trafford, performed well, in patches, but were soundly beaten by Manchester United although, in my opinion, the gap between the two sides was never four goals.

On Wednesday evening, in Turkey, Frank watched on as his side lost the European Super Cup Final, on penalties, after outplaying the current Champions League winners, Liverpool.

But the two performances given in those games suggest that Frank’s Chelsea will come good and that a golden future lies just around the corner.

Today, Frank takes charge of his first game, at Stamford Bridge, since taking over at the managerial helm and our all-time top goal-scorer is sure to get a heroes’ welcome from the Chelsea faithful.

The opposition, this afternoon, are Leicester City and although Brendan Rodgers side will provide tough opposition it is a game we’re expected to win.

As is the norm, we’re running our Match Day Moments feature where we encourage you to offer your thoughts on a variety of subjects including, but not limited to:

1 – The build-up to the game.

2 – The starting eleven as named by Frank Lampard.

3 – The action as it takes places at Stamford Bridge.

4 – Your thoughts in the immediate period following the sound of the final whistle.

Fingers cross Chelsea get that first win and any pressure that the media are placing on Frank is eased.

Up the Chels!

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23 Replies to “Match Day Moments – Leicester City (H) – Super Frank Returns To Stamford Bridge As The Boss”

  • Common Chelsea! It’s Lamp’s time today at the Bridge. Three points will set our season back in motion and boost the confidence of the team

  • As vital as it is to have experienced players in the team, I think our right back position is jeopardising the backline. Reece James can’t come back quick enough to slug it out with Dave. I also think the partnership of Zouma and Rudiger will be amazing as I find Christiansen lacking in confidence

  • The acquisition of Pulisic will fill some parts of the void left by Hazard and with recent showings, he should nail a spot in the starting eleven. Willian on the other hand blows hot and cold and I think the return of Hudson might push him out of the team. He doesn’t want to be a squad player like Pedro as he thinks he’s not getting the right amount of attention he deserves. But the truth is that we won’t be missing Hazard this much if Willian had been carrying the team on his shoulders like Hazard did numerous times.

  • The major issues we will have this season is how much of our chances will we convert because I believe our strikeforce is one of the poorest in the league. Giroud is always flicking the ball to others when he is expected to hold it up for others to make runs and he is not a 20 goal striker. Tammy is good with his feet and gets into scoring positions but he is too wasteful. Batshuayi, is just not cut out for the premier league. We are therefore going to rely on our wide men and midfielders to chip in with substantial amount of goals if we really want to finish in the top 4

    • i agree 100% but perhaps, once Tammy gets a goal or two under his belt, he’ll prove to be the main man.

  • I think it is a good decision to drop Kovacic as he is always overdoing simple things and does not time his tackles well. I think young Mason is underrated because he packs the shot of a grown man and has the vision to give key passes in key areas.

  • Young Mason is brilliant. Chelsea flying out of the blocks already 1-0 and we have more than 80 mins to play

  • You just know Leicester will get back into the game at some point because they are a good side and they bought some good players. A little bit of calmness in the second half will swing the game back in our favour. All in all, not a bad start and definitely not a bad scoreline

  • If only Kante had got that 2nd …. But the defender got a goal saving boot in & kept Leicester in the game

  • Defence has been letting us down too often …. We cannot expect to outscore the opposition every match …. Rudiger can’t get back soon enough …. Kovacic, Willian on …. Now let’s see if we can fight back ….

  • 1-1 it ends …. Really exciting game but we were cut open too many times in the 2nd half … Though Kante is brilliant all over the pitch I think we would not get cut open do easily if he stayed back a little ….

  • We are certainly missing a descent striker and centre half but I suppose that’s the difference in potential champions and the rest hope for a win next week against newly promoted Norwich we need to score a couple to give ourselves breathing space at the moment I’m reminded of years ago where mid table is a good season I thought Kovacic had been playing well we do need to give bats a go he misses loads but he always gets one Willian to was poor see why he’s on bench I to am looking for Rüdiger to return I’m desperate for us to shut out the opposition

  • Hey yo Merl ! Been a couple of hours since the game ended. What’s holding the Match report back?

  • Can anybody tell me what Willian did on the pitch today? Honestly he will hinder the progress of some young players this season unless Lamps is brave enough to drop him.

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