Goals from Jorginho, James, and Zuoma sealed a three to one victory for Chelsea to start the 2020/2021 campaign in style. The team has had better games and was not by far the better side on Monday evening in East Sussex, but the mission was accomplished.
That was our goal in our last article when we asked Mr Lampard to Apply Caution. With just a few days to prepare for the game it was unwise to yield to pressure from certain quarters to go in flying with an open 4-3-3.
Super Frank knew what was at stake. A win today would be a big boost for the team ahead of the solid second game against the Defending Champions that could go either way; it was therefore essential to win this at all cost even if the team plays less fanciful football.
And he got the result he needed going into the season. This is the kind of attitude that wins championships.