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Frank Lampard explains what makes Tammy Abraham a 'top striker'

Frank Lampard explains what makes Tammy Abraham a ‘top striker’

Frank Lampard explains what makes Tammy Abraham a top striker

Lampard heaps praise on Abraham
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Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has heaped praise on Tammy Abraham following his match-winning impact against Crystal Palace over the weekend.

The England international made a tough start against the Eagles as he struggled to gain possession of the ball but he made amends after the break with a calm and collective finish past goalkeeper Vicente Guaita.

Abraham thereafter squandered another chance to find the net but that did not hamper the Blues with Christian Pulisic doubling the advantage in the 79th minute.

Following the game, Lampard revealed that he had offered some advice to Abraham at the interval and he is pleased that the marksman kept on going and found the breakthrough.

“He needed to liven up a bit but if you stick with it then you’ll get your moment and top strikers do. At the moment he’s proved himself to be that this season. The question is can he keep doing it? But what I see from his mentality and desire, I believe he can,” he told Sky Sports.

Abraham’s strike against Palace meant that he became the second youngest player after Arjen Robben to score 10 league goals for the west London giants.

The Blues graduate has been called up by the Three Lions for the forthcoming internationals against Montenegro and Kosovo, and it remains to be seen whether Abraham is handed with his maiden start.

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David Luiz explains reason behind Chelsea departure

David Luiz explains reason behind Chelsea departure

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David Luiz explains reason behind Chelsea departure

Luiz says he chose to leave Chelsea before Arsenal approach

Arsenal defender David Luiz has revealed that he had a different point of view to manager Frank Lampard at Chelsea and that contributed towards his departure on transfer deadline day.

The Brazil international had signed a new two-year deal with the Blues during the backend of the previous season and he was a regular during the club’s pre-season campaign.

However, prior to the Premier League transfer deadline, the centre-back made the surprise move to part ways with the Blues and he eventually joined arch-rivals Arsenal in a deal worth £8m.

Speaking to TalkSPORT, the 32-year-old has now revealed that he could not agree with the future plans of Lampard and that contributed towards pursuing a fresh challenge.

He added that he made the decision to leave the west London giants even before the Gunners came up with an approach to acquire his signature, he told: “We had a different idea of the future of the game and that’s why I chose to take a new path. It’s always very difficult because of the rivalry, but I made the decision to leave Chelsea even before receiving Arsenal’s bid.”

Luiz has had a mixed beginning to his career with the Gunners and he has been guilty of conceding a couple of penalties. However, he has somewhat made up for the mistakes after bagging the only goal in the slender win over Bournemouth at the weekend.

Meanwhile, the departure of Luiz has proved a blessing in disguise with the likes of Kurt Zouma and Fikayo Tomori receiving regular gametime. The latter has been the surprise package and his performances have recently been rewarded with a maiden call-up for England duty.


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