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Chelsea held 1-1 by Leicester in Lampard's first home match

come from behind for 1-1 draw to deny first win as manager. gave Chelsea the early lead at Stamford Bridge before equalized with a second-half header. Chelsea have just one point from their first two Premier League games under Lampard, while Leicester drew for the second straight match.

Reuters SPORT
Published August 18,2019
Chelsea's Jorginho, left, and Christian Pulisic, center, react after Leicester's Wilfred Ndidi, background left, scored his side's first goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Leicester at Stamford Bridge. [AP Photo]

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Leicester City in his first home match in charge on Sunday as a second-half header by Wilfred Ndidi cancelled out Mason Mount's early goal on his home debut.

Chelsea raced into a quick lead when the 20 year-old Mount, one of a crop of young players given their chance by Lampard, stole the ball from a dallying Ndidi and left Kasper Schmeichel with no chance with his shot in the seventh minute.

The goal capped an opening onslaught by the new-look Blues who were roared on by the home fans excited at the return of Chelsea's all-time top scorer Lampard as manager.

But Leicester grew into the game and equalised in the 67th minute when Ndidi atoned for his first-half error by heading home a James Maddison corner. Maddison, Jamie Vardy and Youri Tielemans spurned chances to win it for Leicester late on.