Frank Lampard equals worst managerial start in Chelsea history with Brighton loss

Chelsea interim manager Frank Lampard gives instructions to his team during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Brighton & Hove Albion at Stamford Bridge on April 15, 2023 in London, United Kingdom.
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Frank Lampard has made the joint worst start by any permanent or interim manager in Chelsea's history, as the Blues crashed to a 2-1 defeat to Brighton at Stamford Bridge – their 12th league loss of a miserable season.

Lampard, who was reappointed on a temporary basis following the sacking of Graham Potter earlier this month, has lost the first three games of his second spell in charge.

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Tom Hancock

Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for the Premier League and Opta Analyst, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...