Like London busses, Frank Lampard waited greater than a yr for his first goalless draw as Chelsea supervisor earlier than two got here alongside in per week.
After shutting out Sevilla within the Champions League on Tuesday evening, the Blues saved a clear sheet at Outdated Trafford on Saturday – thanks largely to Edouard Mendy and Thiago Silva.
The 2 new signings placed on a masterclass to maintain United at bay, with Mendy producing quite a few key saves as 36-year-old Silva confirmed his class.
Actually, the Blues haven’t conceded a single objective when Mendy and Silva have began collectively, which is a few turnaround after Lampard’s facet conceded extra objectives than any group within the high half of the Premier League final season and made a leaky begin to this marketing campaign.
His assault would possibly’ve misfired this week, however Lampard was delighted to see such a dramatic enchancment on the again.
He informed talkSPORT: “When Mendy is available in, we belief in him. We introduced him right here to assist out and enhance, to have competitors.
“When he’s performed already, you’ve seen the composure of him, in all features, and he’s making saves.
“That’s what you need out of your goalkeeper, in huge moments with a participant like Marcus Rashford.
“You depend on your goalkeeper to make saves and that’s what he did.”
Lampard added: “I’m happy [with the clean sheets] as a result of they enable you to not lose soccer matches!
“Once you come to Man United and there are high quality people like Rashford, Bruno Fernandes and Edinson Cavani, you recognize they’ve threats.
“We labored arduous, we have been organised, we had high quality personnel on the market – Mendy, Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta.
“The defensive facet of our sport was sturdy. Our attacking facet wasn’t there right now, however I’m much less involved about that as a result of I do know that can come.
“Two cleans sheets within the week may be very constructive, towards two good groups.”