Frank Lampard was handed a 4-0 thrashing at Old Trafford to start his managerial career at Chelsea as Manchester United make a flying start to the 2019-20 Premier League season.
The former England and Chelsea midfielder was appointed over the summer after taking Derby County to the EFL Championship playoff final. The new manager at Stamford Bridge named a number of youngsters in his starting lineup on Sunday with the club under a transfer embargo.
Chelsea had actually started brightly in the opening couple of minutes before Manchester United were awarded a penalty against the run of play with a needless foul from Kurt Zouma on Marcus Rashford. The England striker stepped up to convert the set piece from 12 yards after 18 minutes.
The Blues took the game to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side but created little. Mason Mount, in his Premier League debut, looked the most likely to get on the scoresheet for the visitors but never tested David de Gea too greatly.
20 minutes into the second half and United caught Chelsea out on the counter-attack. First, Anthony Martial made it 2-0, and two minutes later Rashford made it three.
Summer signing Daniel James would make it 4-0 in the final 10 minutes, shortly after being introduced from the substitutes bench.