FRANK LAMPARD would not have admitted it – but there was a hell of a lot of pressure on the Chelsea manager going into this game here in Norfolk.
So finally, at the fourth attempt if you count the Uefa Super Cup, Lampard has got that victory.
There were plenty of positives and negatives but ultimately, they deserved to beat Norwich 3-2.
Tammy Abraham had waited 13 years to score his first Chelsea and his second came 65 minutes later in what proved to be a winner.
Although Mason Mount hobbled off with an injury at the end, his excellent strike – to put his team 2-1 ahead – will not have done his confidence any harm having already scored last week.
In the second half though, failed to make too much of a mark.
Midfielder Jorginho will not forget this game either as it was the day Chelsea fans – who have given him some awful stick over the past year – finally sang his name.
But equally, Chelsea’s defence remains a massive problem and quite a few stronger teams will fancy their chances both in the Premier League and Champions League.
Defender Kurt Zouma struggled for both goals, particularly Teemu Pukki’s second.
Although he will rightly feel aggrieved that VAR chalked off what looked to be a fourth goal after Olivier Giroud apparently fouled Tim Krul.
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Next up for Chelsea and Lampard are Sheffield United .
While the club have got that first win out of the way, the next task will be whether they can keep a clean sheet.
On current showings, it could be some time.
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