Beaten by Manchester United, Lampard is Reluctant to Find Fault

Chelsea was beaten by Manchester United in Week 1 of the English League 2019-2020 which took place on Sunday. Acting as a guest in a match played at Old Trafford, Chelsea opened up opportunities when the game had only been running for one minute. Tammy Abraham kick is still hitting the crossbar. The Blue pressed MU early in the game. But they could not create goals. The first disaster struck Frank Lampard’s troops, when Kurt Zouma made wrong tackle in the penalty box. The penalty was awarded by the referee in executioner Marcus Rashford perfectly. Manchester United won 1-0 in the 17th minute.Efforts by Anthony Martial added advantage in the 31st minute, the ball was still sliding over the goal guarded by Kepa Arrizabalaga.

A ball that was struck by Rashford against Chelsea in the 35th minute did not add to the score, because Rashford was off-side. The opportunity from The Blue was in the 39th minute, but goalkeeper David de Gea was quick to secure the ball. Until the half time the score was 1-0 for the Red Devils. Entering the second half, the Red Devils find holes in the game Chelsea. Anthony Martial’s advantage was doubled in the 65th minute after getting the ball from Andreas Pereira. Chelsea were beaten again two minutes later. Getting an accurate pass from Paul Pogba, Rashford scored his second goal by deceiving Kepa. MU 3-0 ahead.

Paul Pogba returned to assist in the 81st minute. The ball which was passed on, was continued to break into the Chelsea goal by Daniel James. 4-0. No more goals occurred, the referee blew the long whistle the game was over. Score 4-0 to the end of the match belongs to Manchester United. A valuable capital of Manchester United to sail the ark of the 2019-2020 English League in the hands of coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. This match was special among the fans, because the two teams are both managed by two former players. Frank Lampard at Chelsea and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at MU. The two men clashed first as managers in the Premier League.

The background of sailing the EPL, last year MU was only able to finish in sixth place while Chelsea at 3rd place. The Red Devils was also only qualify for the European League, while the Blues qualified for the Champions League. Both teams are aiming for a three-point start were eventually the score was bagged by Manchester United. Comments emerged after The Blue scored four goals, Frank Lampard was considered inexperienced, Chelsea were heavily burdened, also because Chelsea could not buy new players due to sanctions.

Lampard himself was reluctant to find fault about his defeat, including the issue of sanctions banned from buying players. “Transfer ban may not allow us to buy top players, but I do not want to make an excuse. It is still way too early to make any conclusion,” said Lampard. “We made four mistakes that were exploited by them,” he added as reported by the BBC. “We have to accept a 4-0 defeat, we still have an agenda in the Super Cup and we will play the first cage. We have to analyze the defeat,” said Lampard.

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