Joe Cole has given Tammy Abraham huge praise for the way he celebrated the success of Chelsea teammate Olivier Giroud last night in the Champions League. 

Abraham, 23, has been impressing in the Premier League recently as the first-choice striker and he was given a rest midweek as an unused substitute. 

Blues manager Frank Lampard decided to start forward Olivier Giroud on Wednesday night in the Champions League and he remarkably scored all four goals in a 4-0 away victory, which crucially secured top spot in the group.

The France international opened the scoring with a trademark left-footed finish and doubled the advantage with a delicate right-footed chip, before a bullet header and a late penalty. 

After the individual heroics of 34-year-old Giroud, it will be a bold decision from Lampard to leave him out of the XI this weekend against Leeds United in the Premier League. 

FC Sevilla v Chelsea FC: Group E - UEFA Champions League
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Despite the fact they are effectively competing for one position, Abraham was one of the first on the scene to give Giroud a hug when he was taken off in the closing stages against Sevilla. 

Ex-Chelsea star Cole was massively impressed by Abraham’s actions on the bench and believes it underlines the unity within the current Chelsea group.

“There was a lovely moment as well when Giroud left the pitch and went on the bench. Everyone was shaking his hand, and Tammy Abraham comes down and gives him a hug, and that shows the togetherness of the squad,” Cole told BT Sport 3 (10:25pm, 2 December). 

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