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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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Frank Lampard provides fresh update on Mason Mount's injury

Frank Lampard provides fresh update on Mason Mount’s injury


Frank Lampard provides fresh update on Mason Mounts injury

Mount requires late fitness test for Palace clash – Lampard


Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has revealed that Mason Mount has recovered from his ankle problem but a late fitness test will determine his involvement against Crystal Palace.

The England international sustained the injury during the midweek Champions League clash against Ajax where the Blues registered a 4-4 draw from 4-1 down.

Mount was initially predicted to miss the weekend’s London derby against Palace but Lampard has now confirmed that Mount will feature, provided he is able to pass the fitness test.

“With Mason, he’s in the squad. We’re giving him another 24 hours and we’ll make a call on that one in the morning,” he was quoted as saying by the club’s official website.

Mount has been ever-present for the Blues in the Premier League and Champions League this season and has contributed four goals and an assist in all competitions.

His potential absence against the Eagles could offer Callum Hudson-Odoi with a starting role. Christian Pulisic may shift to the number 10 position for Hudson-Odoi to feature on the left wing.





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Frank Lampard delivers injury update on duo ahead of Ajax clash

Frank Lampard delivers injury update on duo ahead of Ajax clash


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Lampard delivers injury update on two players


Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has provided an update on Ross Barkley and Cesar Azpilicueta ahead of the Champions League clash against Ajax.

The Blues secured a close 1-0 win over Newcastle United in the Premier League at the weekend but there were injury concerns for Barkley and Azpilicueta.

In a report covered by Football.London, Lampard said that Barkley ‘turned his ankle’ during the Magpies game and stated that the England international would be assessed ahead of the midweek clash.

Meanwhile, Azpilicueta appeared to be struggling with a foot injury towards the end of the Magpies encounter but Lampard feels the defender has not suffered any injury of concern.

Chelsea have won their last five games on the bounce under Lampard and they are currently occupying the fourth spot in the Premier League standings with 17 points on the board.

In Europe, the Blues have attained three points from the opening two Champions League games and face a crucial period ahead with the double header against Ajax – starting with the away game on Wednesday night.





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Frank Lampard believes young defender can perform even better

Frank Lampard believes young defender can perform even better


Frank Lampard believes young defender can perform even better

Lampard backs James to get better with more gametime under his belt


Chelsea manager Frank Lampard believes Reece James can perform much better on the playing field following his impressive debut against Grimsby Town in the League Cup third round.

The teenager had suffered an ankle injury while on international duty with the England Under-20 side during the summer and that meant that he had to go through a rehabilitation phase which delayed his Blues debut.

Against Grimsby, James flourished on the right side of the defence throughout the 90 minute and he capped the performance with two assists and a sublime goal from outside of the box.

This has already earned him plenty of plaudits from the club’s faithful but Lampard feels the right-back can get better, considering he has just returned to first-team action after an injury setback.

“His game will get much better. Reece’s performances last year at Wigan when he was in the Team of the Year in the Championship showed the talent he has got and he is going to be a big player for this club,” he told Football.London.

Cesar Azpilicueta has been commanding the right-back position in the Premier League this term and the Spaniard is likely to get the nod ahead of James this weekend, given he is also the captain of the team.

James will definitely earn more gametime in the other competitions as the season progresses and a couple of more standout displays will no doubt put the pressure on Azpilicueta, who has been error prone this season.





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Ross Barkley compares Chelsea midfielder to Frank Lampard

Ross Barkley compares Chelsea midfielder to Frank Lampard


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Barkley hails Mason Mount’s quality


England international Ross Barkley has said that Mason Mount has similar traits to Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard from his playing days with the club.

The 20-year-old has made his breakthrough with the Blues first-team in fine fashion this term and he has already contributed a couple of goals in the Premier League.

This has earned him with a call-up to the England national side and Barkey has hailed his compatriot by comparing his style of play to club legend and current boss Lampard.

“The way he arrives in the box and gets shots away early, it is similar to Lamps. He has a really good technique with how he finishes as well. He is a brilliant player,” he was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

Both Barkley and Mount could be competing for one place in the starting lineup with the Three Lions and it remains to be seen whether the latter is handed with his debut during the forthcoming internationals.

Aside from Mount, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Tyrone Mings are the other potential candidates, who could make their maiden bow with the Three Lions during the forthcoming European qualifiers.





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