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Lampard begins second spell with same old story

It was the same old story for Frank Lampard as he made a losing return to the Chelsea hot-seat at Wolverhampton Wanderers as the host eased their Premier League relegation worries with a hard-earned victory.

Chelsea legend Lampard was given a rapturous reception from the travelling fans at Molineux following his appointment as caretaker manager 27 months after being sacked from the role.

Yet Chelsea’s all-time record goalscorer was unable to arrest the poor form that led to the sacking of former boss Graham Potter, as mid-table Blues failed to score for the third successive game en route to an 11th league defeat of the season.

Wolves were on the front-foot throughout and maybe deserved their win which came after a sweet finish by Matheus Nunes, the midfielder’s first goal for the club since joining from Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon last August.

Nunes, who cost a club record £38m, beat Kepa Arrizabalaga with a fierce attempt from a tight angle after an attempted headed clearance by defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

Joao Felix forced a save from Jose Sa but Chelsea were disappointing and remain 11th after just two wins in 11 league games.

Results of other matches played;

Man U 2-Everton 0

Tottenham 2-Brighton 1

Aston Villa 2-Nottm Forest 0

Brentford 1-Newcastle 2

Fulham 0-West Ham 1

Leicester 0-Bournemouth 2

Southampton 1-Man City 4.

Sunday fixtures;

Leeds 1-Crystal Palace 5

Liverpool 2-Arsenal 2.

Writing by Tersoo Nicholas