Tammy Abraham came extremely close to scoring a goal last night during the match with Newcastle, but got deflected just as it came close to to net.
Seeing that, Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has realised and stated that only striker Tammy Abraham cannot be always be the reliable one for goals – he’s obviously not a goalscoring machine, no one is.
“We can’t absolutely rely on Tammy Abraham,” Lampard told reporters post-match of the 22-year-old England international, who has scored 13 league goals this season.
“We have to have goals from across the frontline if we want to bridge the gap upwards. Tammy has been fantastic this season – it didn’t quite come off for him today but that’s football.
“I can’t complain about anything from the team really. Of course we don’t want to give headers away in our box, they’re big and that happens but other than that, we gave everything we could to try to win the game.”
When asked if the Blues will do anything to solve their attacking issues, Lampard replied: “We’ll see.
“I think you can address it on the training ground with the players. But we can’t practice finishing, we can’t practice entering the final third more than what we do. When we are on the pitch and in games we have to be more clinical, the players know that.
“I am very pleased with the players we have got. We have a lot of talent in this team, but sticking the ball in the back of the net is a huge thing and if we want to do it as a club going forward, this season and next season going forward and we are controlling games as we are, then we have to score goals.”