Bohemians hold Chelsea in Lampard's first game in charge


Chelsea then held on to the lead up until the 89th minute, when the Bohemians' Eric Molloy scored to make it 1-1.

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has told Off the Ball that he has a good friendship with former Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given, but the Donegal native will be staying at Derby County.

Chelsea appointed Lampard as their new manager earlier this month, creating a real buzz around Stamford Bridge.

"I'm really looking forward to the new season".

Chelsea begin the new Premier League season away at Manchester United on August 11, live on Sky Sports, and Lampard admits there is work to do before the trip to Old Trafford.

"It was great to win a trophy to finish with and now we are all ready and raring to get back at it".

"We haven't been back for long and this was our first game after just a few days so there was a bit of pressure on the lads to work today".

"It's about individuals getting fit and pushing themselves to the limit".

Lampard gave Danny Drinkwater the chance to impress from the start after he was frozen out by departed boss Mauricio Sarri. with his replacement keen to play down the significance of his side's poor showing.

Tiemoue Bakayoko and Kurt Zouma featured after their loans last term but Lampard was denied victory following Molloy's 89th-minute leveller. Some of the young lads were really good. "We have had fans coming to see us every day at the hotel and I thank them turning our and seeing us play". "We need intensity in our game, and I am pleased with the way they have worked and their attitude".

"He can show, right here at Chelsea, the team he came through the academy at, that he is going to be a world-class player - because I truly believe that".