Chelsea 2-0 Stoke

Blues trot out predictable win

August 28, 2010
By Kevin Palmer, Stamford Bridge
(Archive)
Like so many of England's World Cup flops, Frank Lampard has started the Premier League season in less than convincing form and only now has it been revealed why the Chelsea talisman has been off the pace.

• Chelsea 2-0 Stoke

After a comfortable win against Stoke extended Chelsea's perfect start to the season, manager Carlo Ancelotti revealed Lampard will miss England's upcoming Euro 2012 qualifiers as he prepares to go under the knife for a hernia operation in the ...

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