Tammy Abraham missed Chelsea’s 1-0 surprising defeat to West Ham because of hip damage. However, manager Frank Lampard played down the significance of his nonappearance.
Lampard states that he would never accuse Tammy Abraham for the outcome of the West Ham match, especially since Tammy was injured.
Abraham missed the game in the wake of enduring hip damage in Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Valencia on Wednesday. Olivier Giroud had his spot in the firing line-facing West Ham.
Lampard additionally dropped N’Golo Kante to the seat and looked as West Ham took advantage of the missing players to get their first win in Premier League over the last 8 matches.
“It can’t be one player,” Lampard explained when probed about Abraham’s injury.
“We arrived back late [from Valencia] and I had to think about how we think about it going forward. We aren’t going to get through the season with just 10 or 11 players.
“I think the team out there had enough quality to win this game. There haven’t been many times I have said we were below par, hardly at all. Today was one of those days.
“But I don’t think it is time for harsh reactions and judgements across individuals or the team as I see it. It is time for a look at a bit of character to see our reaction against Aston Villa.”