Bohemians vs Chelsea: Batshuayi scores to help Lampard avoid defeat in first match

Bohemians vs Chelsea: Batshuayi scores to help Lampard avoid defeat in first match

- Bohemians vs Chelsea finished in a 1-1 draw in Dublin

- Batshuayi was on target for Blues, with Eric Molly finding the back of the net for the hosts

- This was Lampard's first match in charge of the Blues since replacing Maurizio Sarri

Chelsea new boss Frank Lampard kicked off his reign at Stamford Bridge with a draw to Irish side, Bohemians in Dublin, on Wednesday, July 10.

Michy Batshuayi opened scoring for the Premier League side in the first eight minutes of the encounter from a stunning strike.

But the Blues were unable to hold on to the victory till the end of the game as Eric Molloy's 89th minute ensured the two sides shared the spoils.

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Lampard fielded different set of players in either half, with both experienced players and youngsters making a bow under the legendary star.

The Blues dominated the match earlier in the game, finding their groove within eight minutes of game-play as Batshuayi scored after being set up by Kenedy.

They were also presented with a couple of other goal-scoring chances within the first half but failed to utilise the opportunities.

However, Ethan Ampadu emerged the standout player in the middle of the park with his superb performances.

With a slim 1-0 lead at half-time, Lampard made 11 changes at the break, handing the likes of Tiemoue Bakayoko and defender Kurt Zouma a chance to impress after loan spells last season.

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Midfielders Lewis Baker and Billy Gilmour headlined the host of other youngsters who were paraded in the second half.

However, the changes made little or no impact as Bohemians grabbed the equaliser at the death through trialist Eric Molly to have the match finish 1-1.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigeria are through to the semifinals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations championship in Egypt.

The Super Eagles booked their spot in the last four stage with an impressive 2-1 win over rivals South Africa at the Cairo International Stadium.

Villarreal star Samuel Chukwueze opened scoring for the three time African champions while William Troost-Ekong sealed the win in the 89th minute.

While Bongani Zungu's VAR assisted goal in the 71st minute was rendered mere consolation and coach Gernot Rohr's men will face eithe of Algeria or Ivory Coast at the nest stage.

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