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Frank Lampard denied winning start as Chelsea boss as Bohemians snatch draw

Frank Lampard denied winning start as Chelsea boss as Bohemians snatch draw

The Blues had taken the lead through Michy Batshuayi after just eight minutes.

But former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin, who is now a prominent pundit, thinks there is plenty of reasons to be positive for Lampard's long-term future because of the money that will be available to him in the summer of 2020, when the club's FIFA-imposed transfer embargo is lifted.

"It was great to win a trophy to finish with and now we are all ready and raring to get back at it. It was a tough first game for us as we have not been back for long", he told reporters after the final whistle. I am pleased with the outcome.

"In the last few years his performances have been outstanding, and one of the pleasures of me getting this job is that I am able to work with players of his quality".

The 26-year-old had only been on the pitch for 10 minutes when he charged down the right wing, received a pass at the edge of the box, controlled the ball with his left foot, moved it on to his right and lashed a shot at the near post to secure a sensational draw in their pre-season hit-out in Dublin on Thursday (NZT).

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"We wanted to win the game, but it's not about that".

Chelsea appointed Lampard as their new manager earlier this month, creating a real buzz around Stamford Bridge. "It's about individuals getting fit and pushing themselves to the limit". We have high standards and we have brought that in.

"We have to because we want fitness and intensity in our game".

Chelsea will be in action in Dublin again on Saturday afternoon, when they play St Patrick's.

"This game was very early but the other players are back other than the injured boys and Pulisic is not with us yet but you will see some of them at the weekend", Lampard added.