Tammy Abraham, who was Chelsea’s top scorer last season, has found playing time limited since the arrival of Timo Werner. Abraham scored his first goal in eight matches in their Champions League win against Rennes, as the forward combined well with Werner in the game. Frank Lampard has praised Abraham for his response while competing for places with the new summer recruits.
The Blues manager said “I’m very happy, I’ve had numerous conversations with Tammy because I have a good relationship with him. When we brought in players in attacking areas we brought in players who are versatile in their nature, Timo playing on the left for instance. The qualities Tammy can bring to the team are never lost on me. I know what he can bring when he’s at his best. In his last two games, today and against Burnley, we saw him at his best. He got his goal and he deserves it in terms of stretching teams, taking them long, setting off our press, jumping in. Not happy to just jump five yards but get the team up the pitch as the first man off the ball. Those things are very important for me. Sometimes it’s about the unseen. His goal was the culmination of his performances over the past two matches.“