Sport 'He is desperate for goals' - Lampard hopes Abraham goal provides confidence boost

02:20  08 july  2020
02:20  08 july  2020 Source:   goal.com

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Frank Lampard probably had something in common with all Chelsea followers when he saw it was Gary Cahill that suffered an unfortunate injury to ‘It will be really important for Tammy because he is desperate for goals ,’ noted the boss. ‘ He hadn’t scored for a while and that can happen as a striker

Abraham has scored 15 goals during a breakthrough season with Chelsea, but the England striker has failed to find the back of the net since January 11. Yet Lampard expects him to stay focused as fourth placed Chelsea chase a qualification for the Champions League.

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Tammy Abraham's decisive goal against Crystal Palace will be a huge boost to his confidence, says Chelsea boss Frank Lampard.

Chelsea won a Selhurst Park thriller 3-2 on Tuesday, the 22-year-old scoring what proved to be a pivotal third goal for the visitors, his first strike since the Premier League's resumption.

Ahead of the match, Lampard had urged Abraham to focus on his faltering form as opposed to a new contract, amid speculation over where he fits in the club's long-term plans ahead of Timo Werner's arrival.

The striker had not scored since January 11 and lost his starting place upon the post-coronavirus restart, but Lampard was buoyed by his cool 71st-minute finish shortly after coming on for Olivier Giroud.

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"It will be really important for Tammy because he is desperate for goals," Lampard told the media.

"He hadn't scored for a while. It helps his confidence and it is good for me. It gives me other options.

"He came on late in the game, he scores the winning goal and I'm pleased for my strikers."

Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, who tipped Scott Dann's last-gasp header onto the post, was praised by Lampard, along with defender Kurt Zouma after his last-ditch tackle in a dramatic finish to proceedings.

Palace made it an uncomfortable outing for Chelsea with Wilfried Zaha scoring a wonder-strike, leaving Lampard to concede his team should have managed the game better.

"We should have had the game done at 2-0," he said. "We should have controlled the game better and then at 3-2 we had good chances to finish off.

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Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham is out of contract next June but Frank Lampard believes he should have more pressing concerns. Abraham made a superb start to his breakthrough Premier League campaign, scoring 12 top-flight goals before the turn of the year, while also netting for the first time at

© Provided by Goal Jorginho Chelsea 2019-20. Lampard said the Italy international had taken being dropped on the chin and was training well, but refused to go into details as to why a player signed for £50 million (m) in the summer of 2018 has suddenly fallen from favour. He said of Jorginho: " He

"With some slight wrong decisions maybe in the final third or final shot, and then it invites pressure.

"Kepa makes a great save, Kurt makes a great tackle. But in those last moments it was nervous for us."

The win increased Chelsea's chances of earning a top-four finish in the Premier League. With Leicester City drawing at Arsenal, the Blues move up to third in the table.

Chelsea are set to face Sheffield United on Saturday before then hosting Norwich City at Stamford Bridge three days later.

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