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Friday 18 August 2017

Lukaku and Lampard save Blues blushes to sink Roma

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard, right, celebrates his goal with teammate Ramires (7). Picture: AP/Nick Wass
Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard, right, celebrates his goal with teammate Ramires (7). Picture: AP/Nick Wass

SUBSTITUTES Frank Lampard and Romelu Lukaku scored second-half goals as Chelsea overturned an interval deficit to sink Roma 2-1 in the final game of their United States tour on Saturday night.

Erik Lamela put the Serie A side ahead after 20 minutes at Washington's RFK Stadium, capitalising on an error by new Blues signing Mark Schwarzer.

But manager Jose Mourinho rang the changes at the break and Lampard – one of six half-time substitutes – drove home a fine equaliser on the hour before Lukaku grabbed a deflected winner a minute from time.

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