Norwich narrowly lost 3-2 to Chelsea on Saturday as they dropped down to 16th in the Premier League.
Tammy Abraham scored a brace as Chelsea got their first win of the Lampard era – with youngster Mason Mount – who previously played under Lampard at Derby – scoring the other for the Blues.
Todd Cantwell got his first Premier league goal after a well-worked move from the Canaries – with Teemu Pukki getting the assist for the Dereham-born youngster.
Teemu Pukki bagged the other for City – keeping him as the league’s top scorer and becoming only the second player to score five goals from their first three Premier League games.
There were good performances and bad performances from the Canaries, with Dutchman Tim Krul and youngster Ben Godfrey impressing at the back, Cantwell putting in a good shift in midfield and Teemu Pukki shining up front.
Despite the loss, there were some important lessons to be learnt and many positives from the game, but what did Daniel Farke and his players learn? Here are four things we picked out…
Stiepermann needs to be dropped
After failing to impress and producing poor performances in Norwich’s first three games of the season, Marco Stiepermann should not be in the starting eleven for Norwich’s next fixture. He was sloppy on the ball and was not on the same wavelength as his teammates.
Hanley not Premier League quality
City fans may feel very upset at Grant, who made another costly mistake at the back, this time losing his bearings and allowing Tammy Abraham to find the back of the net.
Todd Cantwell showing his quality
The youngster impressed again against Chelsea, grabbing his first Premier league goal. The way he is playing, he will no doubt be scoring more before the end of the season. He could turn out to be one of this season’s most crucial players.
Crucial cup game?
After three difficult games after their return to the top flight, Daniel Farke will be glad that his side next have a Carabao cup tie against League 2 outfit Crawley town., and it is a chance for fringe players to impress. Ibrahim Amadou will no doubt get his first minutes in yellow and Ralf Fahrmann may be able to stake his place for the goalkeeper position.
Here's more you might like
Football Gossip – Daily Round-Up
Quiz: Previous encounters between Everton and Sheffield United
Southampton Player Ratings: Bournemouth (H)
Five Everton stars named in ‘101 best Premier League players’ list – is it accurate?
Van Dijk named Premier League’s best player – a richly deserved honour
Lawro tips West Ham to beat Man United – but is confidence too high?