Chelsea 2 Hull City 0: Lampard hails ‘great day’ after Mourinho’s return

Chelsea 2 Hull City 0: Frank Lampard admits his delight at seeing Jose Mourinho back in the Stamford Bridge dugout

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Frank Lampard admitted his delight at seeing Jose Mourinho back in the Stamford Bridge dugout as Chelsea got their campaign off to a winning start against Hull City.

Mourinho stepped back into the technical area in west London for the first time since leaving the club back in 2007 and watched as a goal from Oscar and a Lampard free-kick wrapped up a comfortable victory for the Blues.

And Lampard, who missed an early penalty before rocketing home a 30-yard free-kick to make it 2-0 after Oscar’s poked finish, reflected on a special day for the club.

“It was brilliant [to see Mourinho back in the dugout]. I think the crowd loved and he loved it,” Lampard told Sky Sports.

“He was obviously very professional and concentrating on the game. It was a great atmosphere with the fans and it’s like he’s come home.

“We know how much the club means to him and what he means to the fans.”

Reflecting on Sunday’s performance overall, Lampard added: “We were very sharp from the start, particularly in the first half.

“In the first half-hour we moved the ball really quickly. If we play like that then we’re going to give most teams a good game.

“We were so bright in the first half that maybe there was a little bit of a come-down in the second.

“It was a great day and a great start but we have to now kick on.”

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