Swimming: South Africa's Tatjana Schoenmaker sets new world record in breastroke    Swimming: Dressel sets Olympic record in 100m fly    Ethiopia asks Algeria to correct Arab League's 'misperceptions' about GERD    Wildfire rages for 2nd day in Lebanon, spreads to Syria    ITIDA, USAID, AmCham join forces to promote entrepreneurship and startup ecosystem in Egypt    Russia to send delegation to Egypt in August for its mega industrial zone project    Fitch forecasts Egypt's real GDP growth of 5.5% in FY2022/23    US genocide expert to press Ethiopia on Tigray aid blockade    Egypt to receive 148 million coronavirus vaccine doses this year: Health minister    Qatar appoints ambassadors to Egypt and Libya    Blinken says negotiating process with Iran cannot go on indefinitely    Ethiopia says 2nd GERD filling 'done according to 2015 DoP' with Egypt, Sudan    New division to manage Tunisia's virus crisis    Over 1600 exporters applied to obtain their arrears through cash repayment initiative's 3rd stage : Finance minister    Live score: Aswan v Ahly (Egyptian Premier League)    Europe on vacation, but vaccinations not taking a break    Egypt's transport start-up SWVL preps for Nasdaq listing after merger with Queen's Gambit    Khartoum 'not ready' to negotiate with Ethiopia on GERD under same framework, labeling it 'a waste of time'    Father builds exoskeleton to help wheelchair-bound son walk    Economy grows amid the pandemic    Remembering Egyptian filmmaker Youssef Chahine: The perpetual rebel    Russian delegation to visit Egypt today for Sharm al-Sheikh, Hurghada security checks    Remembering Roushdy Abaza: Egyptian silver screen's first man    Egypt signs 4 gold exploration deals with Canadian firm    Russia flights to Egypt resorts of Sharm el-Sheikh, Hurghada to resume on August 9    Orange Egypt Introduces Amazon Prime Video    Tokyo Olympics: Cautious opening ceremony, shy start for Egyptians in competitions    Mallawi Museum in Upper Egypt holds recycling workshop for children during Eid Al-Adha    Egypt keen on stable tax policies to attract more investors: Finance Minister    Niagara Falls illuminated in Egyptian flag to mark 23 July Revolution anniversary    Thanaweyya Amma exams resume after Eid Al-Adha holidays    Sudan declares state of emergency as water goes beyond Merowe Dam capacity    Egypt, Japanese Olympic Committee discuss boosting sports cooperation    1 child orphaned every 12 seconds due to COVID-19-associated death: World Bank    Capital flows into EM keep recovering after March 2020 slump: Central Bank of Egypt    US emphasises AU's role in mediating Ethiopian damdispute    Ethiopia ready to resume dam talks with no legally binding agreements: Ethiopian official    Sunken city of Thônis-Heracleion in Egypt's Abu Qir bay yields new archaeological treasures    New films, concerts, and destinations for Eid Al-Adha holidays    Egypt, Oman discuss enhancing bilateral economic, investment relations    Al Ahly v Kaizer Chiefs: Cairo giants eye 10th CAF Champions League title    Etisalat Misr partners with Bassita to contribute to a Cleaner Nile    Tunisia hopes to have a UN role in resolving Egypt-Ethiopia dam dispute    Egypt denounces Ethiopia's move to start second filling of giant dam    APO Group enters new exclusive agreement with Getty Images on African press releases and images    On International Museum Day, Egypt opens two new museums at Cairo Airport    Egypt's Ahly is establishing a new stadium, expected to be 'sports complex'    Old Cairo's Al-Fustat will be revamped on Egyptian President's directives    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.



Chelsea clean sheet against Sevilla a big deal, says coach Lampard
Published in Ahram Online on 21 - 10 - 2020

Chelsea's defence has come under intense scrutiny this season but manager Frank Lampard was smiling after a goalless stalemate against Sevilla in their Champions League opener on Tuesday.
It was the first 0-0 draw for Chelsea since Lampard took charge before last season and while the game will not stay long in the memory it was satisfying all the same for the club's former midfielder and record goalscorer.
Europa League winners Sevilla are a canny team full of experienced performers in Europe but they were restricted to six shots on goal, the same amount Chelsea managed.
After the frenetic nature of the 3-3 draw with Southampton on Saturday in the Premier League, vastly-experienced defender Thiago Silva and keeper Edouard Mendy were calming influences.
“It's a positive result. I understood the need to get a result in the first game of the group,” Lampard told reporters.
“They're a really good team, it was an interesting game and I'm happy with the 0-0; it was a big deal to get a clean sheet.”
Chelsea suffered a scare before kickoff when Thiago Silva appeared to have injured himself in the warm-up but the former Paris St Germain defender had a near-perfect game.
“He was very good today. He brought quality and experience and affected others around him and that was a big part of us getting a clean sheet,” Lampard said.
Before Tuesday's game Lampard had been in charge for 62 games and in that time Chelsea had kept only 15 clean sheets, conceding 99 goals.
“I spoke to the players about game management,” Lampard said. “Sevilla are a top team and the concentration and focus you need to get a result was big. We made a lot of good decisions.”
His counterpart Julen Lopetegui also praised his side's defending as they kept Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic quiet at Stamford Bridge.
“I'm happy with the job we did and the mentality and personality we showed at a difficult place to come,” he said.
“Against a team who spent 250 million euros this summer and with good players in every position, it required a big collective effort. I think we had chances to get the three points but in the end we go on -- it's only the first match.”
(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO_Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports.)


Clic here to read the story from its source.