Frank Lampard has hailed Tammy Abraham’s growing influence on the Chelsea team after 2-1 win against Aston Villa.
The England forward drove home the winner in Chelsea’s narrow home victory, ending their two-game losing streak.
“He’s a personality that’s growing in our dressing room every day with his enthusiasm and his will to win,” said Lampard after the game. “Tammy is a striker that’s near the top of the goalscoring charts in the league, he’s showing his all-round game, stretches defences, and he starts our press.
“And of course if a player’s on such a good run it’s normal that if they go out of the team that you can miss them, and today he came straight back in as he left off.”
When asked whether he will challenge Abraham to a certain goal tally, Lampard replied, “No, I don’t think I need to, he’s a hungry boy. I never set targets, it’s too much jumping into the future. All you say is, as they come, game after game, can you keep scoring, can you stay hungry and what can you do for the team. At the minute he’s doing it and he’s scoring goals.”
When further questioned about the 22-year-old’s possible injury, Lampard added, “It doesn’t seem too bad in there, so I’m presuming that he’s alright.”
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