Frank Lampard to hand Chelsea flop a surprise lifeline

  • Frank Lampard to hand Chelsea flop a surprise lifeline

Frank Lampard to hand Chelsea flop a surprise lifeline

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has reportedly made a decision to field Tammy Abraham as the leading striker ahead of Olivier Giroud next season, football expert Ian McGarry has revealed.

Abraham had a disappointing 2017/18 season with Swansea City on loan where he managed just five Premier League goals, but he is sure to have developed further after another full campaign away from Stamford Bridge.

Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi had given the Blues an early lead as a deflected shot from Kenedy fortuitously bounced into his path.

"Fitness was our issue, we've been working hard on it, even this morning", he told a press conference after the game.

"The quicker we get to the level we want the better it is for us".

"It's about individuals getting fit and pushing themselves to the limit".

"We wanted to win because you always do but it's not about that at this point", Lampard added. Some of the young lads were really good.

Lampard gave Danny Drinkwater the chance to impress from the start after he was frozen out by departed boss Mauricio Sarri. with his replacement keen to play down the significance of his side's poor showing. But I refuse to get caught up in, 'Because a famous footballer is loved by a club, it's going to work.' It honestly makes little to no difference in the long term, it's whether you're a good manager, that's what it comes down to. It was a tough game for us, we've only been here for a few days.

Lampard, who won three Premier League titles and the Champions League as a Chelsea player, said he was happy with the team's performance despite failing to get the victory.

"You've lost your best player that half of everything was built around last season in Hazard, you can't actually buy anybody else at the moment and that [the Federation Internationale de Football Association ban] looks like it might stick".