Chelsea Players Andre Schurrle and Gary Cahill admitted it was a strange experience to be on the receiving end of a Frank Lampard goal on Sunday.
Lampard had been introduced as a 78th-minute substitute and came back to hunt his former club as he made the score 1-1 with a calm volleyed finish after a trademark run into the penalty area.
Centre-back Cahill said: ‘It was weird, of course, because you think of Frank in a Chelsea shirt.
‘It’s been that way for many, many years. We’ve seen him score that kind of goal so many times over the years.”
Schurrle, who put Chelsea ahead in the 71st minute, said: “It’s strange to see him in another shirt.
“We wanted to win this match but he scored for Man City. Of course it’s nice for him to get his first goal but we wanted the win and we were very close to that.”
It was important not to lose here, that’s what our goal was.
“But when you’re so close to winning and you’re a man in front obviously it’s disappointing not to win, but we have to keep going now and win the next match.”