Frank Lampard denied Winning Start as Chelsea Head Coach

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard during the pre-season friendly at Dalymount Park, Dublin. (Photo by Brian Lawless/PA Images via Getty Images)

Frank Lampard was denied victory in his first game as Chelsea boss by a late equaliser from Irish side Bohemians.

Michy Batshuayi gave the Blues an eighth-minute lead, firing in after Kenedy’s long-range shot was blocked.


But in the final minute of the friendly, trialist Eric Molloy lashed in a leveller for Bohemians.


Chelsea all-time record goalscorer Lampard, who succeeded Maurizio Sarri as manager last week, selected separate XIs for each half in Dublin.


Each Blues XI featured a mixture of experience and youth, with the likes of senior internationals Batshuayi, Danny Drinkwater, Cesar Azpilicueta and Pedro lining up alongside teenagers Marc Guehi, Dujon Sterling and Conor Gallagher in the first half.


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