Frank Lampard has admitted that he’s currently ‘very happy’ with Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has insisted that he’s “very happy” with Tammy Abraham, who has played an important role so far this season at Stamford Bridge.

The 23-year-old striker has been in and out of the starting XI due to the competition for places within the Blues squad, but when he’s had his opportunities he’s usually impressed. 

He scored twice on Monday night when recalled to the Premier League starting line-up for the 3-0 win against West Ham, with the manager giving him a chance despite the blistering form of teammate Olivier Giroud.

Abraham, who earns £58,000-a-week (Spotrac), has scored seven goals and set up six assists in just 20 appearances across all competitions so far this season. 

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Lampard has been constructive with his comments that he wants to see the England international keep improving, but acknowledged his delight with him at this moment in time.

“With Tammy I’m pleased. He scores a lot for us and we saw the other night and this season,” Lampard said, as quoted by Football.London.

“He has to keep working and keep progressing. Last season was a great breakthrough season for him in terms of the Premier League and being Chelsea’s No9 and there’s more work he can do. I’m very happy with him.”

Abraham and Giroud have been fighting over the first-choice strike position in the opening few months of the season, with summer signing Timo Werner surprisingly mainly used on the wing despite his ability to play down the middle.

There is certainly a plethora of talent that Lampard has to try keep happy, as all of his attackers are desperate for minutes and have their own kind of international aspirations.

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