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Lampard out: Chelsea fans want legend sacked after first match

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By Toby Prince

Chelsea fans have reacted angrily to Frank Lampard’s first game in charge.

The Blues travelled to Ireland for a pre-season tour and their first game got off to the perfect start.

Michy Batshuayi put Chelsea ahead early in the first half with a fine finish.

It was Lampard’s first game after he replaced Maurizio Sarri in the Stamford Bridge dugout.

But Eric Molloy ensured it wouldn’t be a winning start as he struck in the 89th minute.

Now some Blues fans have already seen enough of Chelsea’s all-time top-scorer Lampard.

One posted on social media: “Thanks for the memories, Frank. But it’s time to go.”

Another added: “Can’t wait to see Lampard and Solskjær battle it out for who gets sacked first this season.”

A third wrote: “Embarrassing, Bring Back Sarri. #LampardOut”

With a fellow Blues fan commenting: “Lampard out I’ve had enough”.

While one more added: “Enough of this Lampard bottler, get him out”

Despite the late equaliser against a team who are midway through their season, Lampard thought it was still a good workout.

He said: “It was a tough game for us, we haven’t been back for long.

“There was a bit of pressure on the lads, we’ve been working them hard so I’m pleased with the outcome.

“Fitness was our issue, we worked them hard this morning.

“I wanted to stretch them a bit and put them under pressure, it’s what pre-season is about.

“The quicker we get to the level we want, the better obviously.

“We wanted to win the game, but it’s not about that. It’s about individuals getting fit and pushing themselves to the limit.”

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