Norwich 2-3 Chelsea: Lampard wins for first time

Frank Lampard won his first game as Chelsea manager in his third attempt as the Blues came away from Carrow Road on Saturday lunchtime with a 3-2 victory.

The former England international midfielder had started his managerial career in West London with a 4-0 hammering at Manchester United and then held 1-1 at home by Leicester City.

In what was a thrilling first half, Tammy Abraham opened the scoring inside three minutes by turning home Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross into the bottom right-hand corner.

Norwich City are an exciting side to watch and it was no different on Saturday as they equalised just three minutes later through Todd Cantwell.

However, Chelsea would be back in front on 17 minutes when Mason Mount cut inside the Canaries’ defence and unleashed a shot into the roof of Tim Krul’s net.

Teemu Pukki scored his fifth goal in only his third Premier League appearance as the hosts equalised for a second time after only half hour.┬áLampard’s side failed to retake the lead for a third time in the first half as Mount and Christian Pulisic both missed opportunities.

Chelsea would not be denied all three points as Abraham scored the only goal of the second half as a centre-back pairing of Andreas Christensen and Kurt Zouma were able to keep Norwich at bay afterwards.