Chelsea played against Sevilla in the first round of the Champions League group stage. The Blues coach Frank Lampard became the first England coach to lead an English team in the Champions League for two consecutive seasons in the past 36 years.
As a legend, Lampard returned to Chelsea as the head coach before last season. As the UEFA Champions League in the 2018/19 season, Lampard participated in the European Super Cup after coaching Chelsea. In the subsequent UEFA Champions League, Chelsea had 3 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in 8 games, and lost to Bayern in the round of 16. Out.
The Blues ranked fourth in the Premier League last season and have been able to continue to participate in the Champions League this season. Lampard thus became the first local coach to lead an English team to the Champions League consecutively in more than 30 years. The last time this achievement was achieved was Joe Fegan, who led Liverpool to the Champions League predecessor in the 1983/84 and 1984/85 seasons, and reached the finals twice and won the championship once.