Frank Lampard has challenged Tammy Abraham to continue delivering the goals after the Chelsea striker scored his first Champions League goal in Wednesday’s victory at Lille.
After their defeat at home to Valencia on Matchday 1, Chelsea got off the mark in Group H with a 2-1 victory over the Ligue 1 side – Lampard’s first in the competition as a manager.
Abraham got Chelsea off to the perfect start, marking his 22nd birthday with a 22nd-minute opener at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy – his eighth goal of the season.
“Tammy’s performance was more of the same of what we are seeing,” Lampard said in his post-match press conference.
“He’s hungry for goals, physical gives everything for the team, has quality with the ball at his feet and, while there’s an improvement to be had, he’s showing that.
“It’s competitive, the minute Tammy’s levels drop then we will look to [Olivier] Giroud or [Michy] Batshuayi to see if they are pushing him and if they can come in and make a difference.
“But at this moment in time, Tammy is doing really well. That’s his first Champions League goal and hopefully, we will see many more and performances like this.”