Frank Lampard says Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham remains injured for West Ham game
Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham is in”pain” and will miss Saturday’s Premier League fixture with West Ham after suffering a hip injury against Valencia, head coach Frank Lampard has stated.
Abraham fell reluctantly competing for a corner in the 2-2 Champions League draw with Valencia on Wednesday , and was stretchered down the tunnel, while.
Asked if the 22-year-old will reunite for West Ham’s visit to Stamford Bridge, Lampard responded:”He’s got some pain won’t be included tomorrow and we’ll visit by Monday.”
But, Lampard is convinced that he could trust his other strikers, Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshayi, to step up and substitute Abraham.
He said:”It’s a team game within the duration of the year. The lads are training how many minutes they’re getting.
“Every day is a work day when opportunities come they’re ready, so I’ve got all confidence in them.”
Batshuayi insists he’s impressed with the Belgian who has previously struggled for minutes at Chelsea, and was the favorite choice off the bench recently of Lampard, with five goals in all competitions this season.
When asked regarding Batshayi, Lampard reacted:”[He brings] a work ethic, a quality. It is not easy as you would like once you’re not playing as many minutes.
“Every one of my players wants to play every second of every game and of course with Tammy’s form, that’s meant that he has played a lot of the moments. But that can change Tammy has his harm.
“I’ve seen a fantastic work ethic and persistence at how [Batshuayi] works and consistency in his caliber, which we have seen off the bench also at times. That has been fantastic to see because we need competition in that place.”
Lampard will face former club West Ham, before registering for Chelsea in 2001 in which he came from your youth academy .
Lampard understands London derbies don’t always go according to kind, although the Hammers are based on a bad run of results with just two points in their past seven Premier League games.
He explained:”West Ham have great people, a fantastic team, a good manager and we must be very conscious of their hazard, no matter what their recent form is.
“A London derby type of takes form from the window I’ve played in games like this where teams turn up in not great shape but are marginally shifted by the character of the sport, thus we have to be quite aware.
West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has come under criticism in recent months and there has been speculation.
“He’s a great director, I worked under him,” said Lampard, who had been managed by the Chilean at Manchester City. “He is a great guy, a good manager. I’ve got huge respect for him personally and he’ll be working to flip it around to them”
“All of us know ruthless nature of this match now. Every team, every group every owner, of lovers, everyone wants their team.
“IndividuallyI understood the callous nature of the game as a player, I knew it once I thought about being a supervisor and that I probably understand it more now I’m.”