Tammy Abraham has called on his Chelsea team-mates to take their anger out on Arsenal tomorrow night following their late 1-0 defeat away at Newcastle on Saturday.
The Blues were beaten at St James’ Park in the 94th minute, with Isaac Hayden turning the ball home from close range right at the death to snatch three points for Steve Bruce’s men against the run of play.
Frank Lampard watched his side create 19 opportunities on Tyneside, but Magpies goalkeeper Martin Dubravka was only tested on four occasions.
It proved a disappointing evening for Abraham, 22, who squandered a few wonderful opportunities in the slip-up.
But ahead of Arsenal’s mouthwatering visit to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday, the young striker has issued a rallying call to his fellow Chelsea stars.
“It’s massive,” he said.
“The gaffer said after the game ‘We gave it our all, keep your heads up we’ve got another massive game on Tuesday’ and we just have to take our anger out against Arsenal.”
Frank Lampard’s side were beaten 1-0 away at Newcastle on Saturday
Chelsea left Newcastle on Saturday without netting any goals or taking any points despite their domination of the ball, registering a 70 per cent share of possession.
And Abraham insists that is what made the defeat all the more frustrating.
“It’s a tough one to take,” he said.
“These are the kind of games you watch on TV and you never expect it to happen to you. We dominated the game, in the second half I don’t remember them having a shot until the last minute and they score.
Abraham has issued a rallying call for his team-mates to take their anger out on Arsenal tomorrow night
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“For us, we have to give credit to Newcastle, they defended well all game, they disrupted our style of play, but we gave it our all and were unfortunate to lose at the end.”