Lampard after Man Utd loss: “It wasn’t a 4-0 game.”

Updated: Aug 14, 2019

The Red Devils scored four goals to ruin Lampard’s start as Blues boss.

Frank Lampard’s Chelsea side suffered their defeat of the new season at the hands of Manchester United on Sunday.  Marcus Rashford’s double coupled with goals from Anthony Martial and debutant David James ruined Lampard’s start as Blues boss and following the defeat he bemoaned his side’s defensive display, adding ‘it wasn’t a 4-0 game’. He told Sky Sports: "Four mistakes for the goals. We have to be self-critical for that. We controlled the first half hour but made some poor decisions. We should be in the lead at the break. It is easier for them to play at 2-0 3-0. I can't look at it and be happy.

"We are Chelsea. We don't want to come here and lose 4-0."

"They have pace and if you turn over the ball and allow them to run in behind you they can hurt you. We were comfortable in the first half. But there are lessons there. You can't make mistakes at this level. But if you look at the game, it is not a 4-0 game.”

The former England international added: "We are missing internationals and big players but I don't want that to be an excuse. We were competing for long periods. We made four mistakes and they put them away. It is a reality check for us all.

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"We are Chelsea. We don't want to come here and lose 4-0. It wasn't a 4-0 game for long periods but we need to accept it.

"But we have Super Cup coming and then first home game so we take the good bits and bad bits and analyse them."

The last manager before Lampard to lose by four or more goals in his first Premier League game in charge was Gustavo Poyet back in October 2013 - when Swansea City secured a 4-0 win over Sunderland.


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