Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has described the Blues 2-1 win over Lille as ‘massive’, the result handing Frank Lampard his first win in the Champions League as a manager.
Abraham – celebrating his 22nd birthday – opened the scoring for Chelsea, netting his eighth goal of the season with a very tidy turn and finish in the 22nd minute, though the lead was short-lived, Victor Osimhen levelling for the hosts just after the half-hour mark.
However, Brazilian winger Willian netted his second goal in as many games with 13 minutes to play, securing the Blues first three points of their European campaign with a delicious volley after some good work from Callum Hudson-Odoi down the left.
Youth and experience combine for the Chelsea winner! 🔥
Hudson-Odoi with the assist, Willian with the controlled finish.
A first Champions League win for Frank Lampard as Blues boss. pic.twitter.com/llvWRvQpFS
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Speaking after the game, birthday boy Abraham hailed Chelsea’s ‘massive win’, as well as outlining Frank Lampard’s tactical flexibility.
“We knew we needed to win,” Abraham told BT Sport.
“I knew I would get a chance and I took it well. Never an easy place to play and Willian scores a worldie – no surprise there.
“The manager always wants to mix things up, we can play any system. This is massive.”