After that, Martin had not too much experience in the Premier League. There were always going to be days like this.
Although they are facing off against a tottering and distraught west Ham United side at the moment, the fact that this match is against a fierce and bitter rival means that Chelsea are set to be tested to the fore.
The Hammers conceded 14 goals in six games and picked up just one point prior to the Chelsea win.
A 1-0 derby reversal against the Hammers on Saturday has put more questions to Lampard as he seeks to find answers in his debut campaign as a Premier League manager.
Christian Pulisic admits that he was so "excited" to join up with his new Chelsea teammates this summer that he was already wearing the club's colours before arriving at Stamford Bridge.
"Obviously you dream about moments like this", he told West Ham TV.
So a run of one point from a possible 18 had placed Pellegrini in jeopardy. They are unbeaten in ten Premier League matches and did well against us last season, winning both at home and away. It was merely a question of who would go next: Would it be Pellegrini, Everton's Marco Silva or Quique Sanchez Flores at Watford?
Having also represented England 17 times, Mr Martin proved to be a popular hit with members of the group who posed for pictures with him as well as hearing his stories from his time at West Ham from 1974 to 1996.
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It was a masterstroke that every West Ham fan had been hoping for.
But even if his job wasn't on the line, Pellegrini's actions at Chelsea suggested that he felt something had to change. And as I said at the beginning I was more anxious to convince the players that we know that we are not having the results that we need.
West Ham United's English goalkeeper David Martin (C) celebrates with teammates at the final whistle during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge in London on November 30, 2019.
"For the team, for West Ham, for me and everyone, I think they did very well".
- When does the transfer window reopen? Third-choice goalkeeper, David Martin, provided a solid backbone to underline their success - a feature which has been notably absent from the east Londoners armoury of late. "The most hard thing was not to be anxious about the job or the future, it was to keep the players keeping the style".
"I think the team out there had enough quality to win this game. I'm very proud of them and very proud of the way we played".
Rice revealed that a stirring pre-game team talk by captain Mark Noble provided the inspiration for the spirited display.