New Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has recorded his first victory in charge of The Blues, a 3-2 success at Norwich City this lunchtime.
The Chelsea legend made the bold decision to start youngster Tammy Abraham in attack and it proved to be a masterstroke with the striker netting two of The Blues’ goals.
It was the perfect start for the South West Londoners when Abraham fired in from close range after just three minutes after getting on the end of a Cesar Azpilicueta cross.
The Blues’ joy was short-lived with Teemu Pukki teeing up Todd Cantwell to level matters from a similar distance just three minutes later.
Mason Mount looks like he may be the star for Chelsea this season and he soon tested home keeper Tim Krul with a superb effort from range before the youngster grabbed the game’s third goal when he rifled the ball into the top corner of the Norwich City net.
An Andreas Christensen header was then saved by Krul before the home side levelled again when the excellent Pukki struck from a tight angle.
Both sides had chances to add to the scoreline during the remainder of the first half but they went into the break level at 2-2.
Chelsea came out for the second half determined to edge back in-front and Mount, Christian Pulisic and Azpilicueta all registered efforts on goal early in the half. Emerson Palmieri and Ross Barkley also went close for The Blues while Pukki’s shot at the other end provided a reminder of the home side’s presence in the match.
The big moment came 22 minutes from time when Abraham took aim from distance and his shot sailed beyond Krul into the net.
Norwich City youngster Ben Godfrey was inches away from levelling matters for a third time but his header crashed off the crossbar as Chelsea hung on for that all-important first league victory of the season.
Lampard’s side are back in action next Saturday when Sheffield United are the visitors to Stamford Bridge.