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.
Leeds 1-Crystal Palace 5
Liverpool 2-Arsenal 2.
Writing by Tersoo Nicholas