Lampard sees positives as Chelsea miss out on Super Cup

Lampard believed Chelsea to have been the stronger side across 120 minutes

Lampard believed Chelsea to have been the stronger side across 120 minutes Credit AFP

"I'm trying not to get caught up in the emotion of it all", said Lampard in his pre-match press conference.

Chelsea played at Old Trafford on Sunday, two days after Liverpool beat Norwich City in their Premier League opener.

But while much focus has been on Chelsea's youthful contingent, Lampard said there had been strong performances across the field. "I'm a awful loser, one of the worst in the world, but I'm happy with the team performance because we were very unfortunate", Lampard told BT Sport.

@SteveBowerComm: In an illustrious career, the moment when Frank Lampard walks out of the tunnel at Stamford Bridge for the first time as Chelsea head coach will be right up there in the club record scorer's proudest moments.

It was a bold move and Lampard is enduring a baptism of fire after Chelsea sold star playmaker Eden Hazard while operating under a transfer ban that has forced him to turn to the club's youngsters.

"After Sunday, tonight was another level, and we were unlucky not to win".

"I've got nothing but pride in the team and the performance, and confidence in what that means".

The Blues were downed on penalties after the game finished 2-2 in normal time, but Lampard was still happy with his team's performance. The Frenchman has finally revealed where he feels comfortable playing in the team. "He's not going to be tough with us when we're not doing well". It's been a odd two games.

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has spoken of his "disgust" after striker Tammy Abraham was the victim of online racist abuse following the midweek Super Cup defeat to Liverpool.

Antonio Rudiger and Willian could both return after knee injuries but Callum Hudson-Odoi is still out with an Achilles problem.

"In the games I have seen, Chelsea have played with a good tempo and intensity", Rodgers said.

Leicester will be tricky opponents but, while a lot of people seem to just assume they will have a really good season, my thinking is more along the lines of "wait and see".

"Frank understands the importance of giving those young players a chance, but he also knows he has to win matches and get results, and I believe he will do well there".

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