Frank Lampard achieved yet another milestone in his young managerial career, following Chelsa's win over Lille on Tuesday night that booked them a place in the knock-out stage.
The Englishman has started off life at the Bridge on a high and guided the Blues past a tricky group that consisted of last year's beaten semi-finalists Ajax.
By guiding Chelsea through to the knockout phase, Lampard became the first English manager to progress from the Champions League group stage since his uncle Harry Redknapp in 2010-11 while in charge of Tottenham Hotspur.
Lampard also became the first Englishman to qualify for the Champions League knock-out stages as both a player and a manager.
Speaking after Chelsea’s win over Lille, Lampard said: “I believe in the group and I thought when the group came up then it was going to be tough,"
First-half goals from in-form striker Tammy Abraham and Cezar Azpilicueta were enough to give the Blues a much-needed win, even though there was a scare late on as former striker Loic Remy pulled one back for the visitors.
The Blues qualified as runners up behind surprise winners Valencia, who stunned Ajax away to claim first spot and send the Dutch side crushing out.
Chelsea will now shift their focus to the English Premier League, where they face Bournemouth on Saturday.
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