With all the new signings this summer, Tammy Abraham could have struggled for game time at Chelsea.
The Blues really looked to strengthen their attacking options, which they certainly did with Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and Kai Havertz.
Especially with the addition of Werner and the performances of Olivier Giroud at the end of last season, Abraham’s game time could have been massively hindered.
It was at the beginning of the campaign, with Werner and Havertz getting the nod up top. But in recent weeks that has changed.
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The 23-year-old has forced his way into the starting XI, with Werner being moved out to the left wing and Abraham playing through the middle.
It has paid off and if you look at Abraham’s stats while being in the starting XI, it should really be a question that he leads the line.
Since coming into the Chelsea first team at the start of the 2019/20 campaign, the England international has started 39 games.
In that time he has 23 goals to his name and 11 assists, meaning that he has directly contributed to 34 goals.
It’s an impressive return from a striker and a sign that he has rightfully forced his way into being a regular for the Blues.
“I’m very happy, I’ve had numerous conversations with Tammy because I have a good relationship with him,” said Lampard.
“When we brought in players in attacking areas we brought in players who are versatile in their nature, Timo playing on the left for instance. The qualities Tammy can bring to the team are never lost on me.
“I know what he can bring when he’s at his best. In his last two games, today and against Burnley, we saw him at his best.
“He got his goal and he deserves it in terms of stretching teams, taking them long, setting off our…