Lampard confident that goals will come for ‘desperate’ Abraham

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is confident that the goals will come for Tammy Abraham, admitting the striker is ‘desperate’ to score.

The 21-year-old has returned to Chelsea following a prolific loan spell at Aston Villa last season, starting the club’s Premier League opener at Manchester United last weekend.

Lampard drew criticism for his inexperienced line-up following a crushing 4-0 defeat at Old Trafford, whilst Abraham also missed the decisive spot-kick as Chelsea lost the UEFA Super Cup final to Liverpool on penalties in midweek.

However, Lampard has backed Abraham to bounce back from the disappointment, praising the forward’s attitude and saying that he is confident he will score regularly once he opens his account.

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“Tammy is always desperate to score and that’s one of the things I love about him,” Lampard said at his pre-match press conference.

“He’s hungry, he wants to score in training, in five-a-sides, in shooting practice. But he needs to be relaxed at the same time.

“But what he does do is get in positions to score regularly. That is an indication of his character – he’s not hiding.

“When that goal comes, like they did at Aston Villa and Bristol City, I think they will come regularly.

“He shouldn’t be putting too much pressure on himself. He’s a young player, he has strong qualities and attributes. I think he’s going to be a really strong striker for this club.”

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