Lampard urges tired Chelsea to show more personality

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London (AFP) – Frank Lampard admitted fatigue was a factor in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw against Leicester, but the Blues boss demanded his players show more “personality” as his wait for a first win goes on.

Thrashed 4-0 at Manchester United last weekend and beaten on penalties by Liverpool in the European Super Cup on Wednesday, Lampard’s side took an early lead through Mason Mount’s first goal for Chelsea.

But Wilfred

Leipzig dominate newcomers Union Berlin as fans hold silent protest

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Berlin (AFP) – Julian Nagelsmann started his RB Leipzig career with a bang as his side hammered Bundesliga new boys Union Berlin 4-0, as the home fans staged a silent 15-minute protest against the visitors.

Leipzig, one of the favourites to challenge Bayern Munich for the Bundesliga title this season, were always going to provide Union with a difficult initiation. 

It was the first time the capital city outfit had

Lampard pleads for patience after slow Chelsea start

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London (AFP) – Chelsea manager Frank Lampard insisted his young squad will need time to develop after blowing a bright start to draw 1-1 at home to Leicester on Sunday.

Mason Mount gave Lampard the dream start on his first match in charge at Stamford Bridge after just seven minutes.

However, Chelsea failed to take advantage of their dominance in the opening quarter and could easily have lost the game

Balotelli signs for home town team Brescia

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Milan (AFP) – Mario Balotelli will return to Italy with home town team Brescia after it was confirmed on Sunday he has signed for the newly-promoted club.

The Italian forward has penned a “multi-year contract” and will be officially presented on Monday, the northern team confirmed on their website.

“Mario returns home,” Brescia said in a statement.

“The return to Italy, after three years, was made possible by Mario’s determination

Lampard denied first win as Leicester draw at Chelsea

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London (AFP) – Frank Lampard is still waiting for his first win as Chelsea manager after Wilfred Ndidi gave Leicester a 1-1 draw to spoil the Blues legend’s homecoming on Sunday.

Thrashed 4-0 at Manchester United last weekend and beaten on penalties by Liverpool in the European Super Cup on Wednesday, Lampard’s side took an early lead through Mason Mount’s first goal for Chelsea.

But Ndidi atoned for the costly