Chelsea boss Frank Lampard went with a slightly different line-up in yesterday’s 3-1 FA Cup win over Luton Town.
Rather than the usual 4-3-3, Lampard lined his side up in more of a 4-2-3-1 formation with Timo Werner playing very close to Tammy Abraham up top in the hole as such.
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It worked very well, and it even got the best out of Werner, especially in the first half. If he’d scored his penalty at the end of the game it would have been a great afternoon for him.
But it was Abraham who really shined, and he was able to do so due to having another striker playing so close to him, according to Abraham himself.
He went on to score all three of Chelsea’s goals and take the match ball home, capping off a heroic afternoon for him.
But Abraham would love to see a two up top continue, as he explained after the game reported by the Chelsea website.
“I enjoyed it a lot,” Abraham said of their strike partnership.
“It takes the pressure off me, always making the run in behind and coming to feet. Sometimes it is tough to do too much at once, so playing with Timo, we kind of equalled it out. When he comes short, I come long and we had a good combination in this game. I enjoyed it and hopefully it can carry on like that.
“I have been at the club since the age of six so I have known how it has always been. Chelsea always bring top-quality players in and there is always going to be great competition.
“We drive each other. When one of us scores a goal the others are delighted for him and for me and Timo to be on the pitch together was an honour. I encouraged him and he encouraged me and we got through it. It was unlucky for him not to get a goal as well.”