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Lampard pleads for patience at Chelsea

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard insisted his young squad will need time to develop after blowing a bright start to draw 1-1 at home to Leicester on Sunday.

Mason Mount gave Lampard the dream start on his first match in charge at Stamford Bridge after just 7 minutes.

However, Chelsea failed to take advantage of its dominance in the opening quarter and could easily have lost the game after Wilfred Ndidi’s equalizer for the Foxes as Leicester had by far the better chances.

Chelsea has now failed to win in each of Lampard’s first three games as manager after losing 0-4 to Manchester United last weekend and on penalties to Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup in midweek.

“The first 25 minutes were fast, we had quality. We could have scored more goals and I was delighted at that start,” said Lampard. “It was up to us to keep that momentum up and we didn’t. It’s very early for us. We have to be patient as we are working towards something.”


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