Frank Lampard names record-breaking Chelsea starting line-up

Frank Lampard named a young Chelsea side in pursuit of his first home win as Chelsea manager (Picture: Getty)

Frank Lampard has named Chelsea’s youngest ever starting line-up in the Premier League for the visit of Sheffield United to Stamford Bridge.

After a frustrating start to his tenure, Lampard tasted victory for the first time with a narrow 3-2 win at Norwich last weekend.

Academy graduates Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham got the goals against against Daniel Farke’s newly promoted side and both English prospects appear to be central to Lampard’s future plans.

A two-window transfer ban has forced Maurizio Sarri’s successor to put his faith in youth and by promoting Fikayo Tomori in place of Andreas Christensen against the Blades he named a starting XI with an average age of just 24 years and 158 days.

Tammy Abraham opened the scoring for Chelsea with his third goal in two games (Picture: Getty)

‘It’s important that the younger players feel part of the team, but let’s not forget that they will rely on a lot of help from the experienced players in the team along the way,’ wrote Lampard in his programme notes.

‘I’m not just looking to play young teams but it’s a good sign for the club that we have performed the way we have with a young team.’

Lampard’s selection paid early dividends when, in the 19th minute, Abraham capitalised on a fumble from United goalkeeper Dean Henderson and slotted home his third goal in two games.


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