Chelsea hand Lampard first EPL win

English Premier League

A brace from Tammy Abraham led Chelsea to a 3-2 victory over Norwich City in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

A late change seconds to kick off had Pedro withdrawn and Ross Barkley installed as the Blues looked for their first league win this season.

Frank Lampard’s side stated their intentions clear as early as the third minute when Tammy Abraham volleyed home in the six-yard area after some neat build-up involving Mason Mount and Cesar Azpilicueta.

In less than no time, the hosts levelled after Teemu Pukki set-up local boy Todd Cantwell to cushion home from the near post.

The Blues were back in front on 18 minutes when Mount collected a through ball in the area to fire into the top of the net. Andres Christen threatened a third inside the area after 25 minutes, but Tim Krul’s reflexes palmed the Belgian’s header for a corner.

The Canaries conjured up a second response on the half-hour mark as Pukki got behind Kurt Zouma to slot home from an acute angle. Barkley attempted to put the visitors back in front moments to halftime, but the Englishman shot over the top.

Chelsea threw bodies in attack shortly after the break, but Barkley along with Abraham and Matteo Kovacic failed to find a breakthrough.

Emerson fired directly into the mid-riff of Krul as the Blues looked for restoration 60 minutes on the clock. Abraham grabbed the initiative eight minutes later after bypassing the two centre-backs to fire beyond Krul.

Norwich almost hit back for the third time in the match, but Ben Godfrey headed off the crossbar two minutes later following a corner kick.

The Canaries appeared out of their shelve in the final minutes, leaving the visitors to their first win of the season under Lampard.