Chelsea star reveals Lampard’s call to arms ahead of Arsenal clash

Date published: Sunday 19th January 2020 3:38

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Frank Lampard urged Chelsea to “take anger out against Arsenal” after the Blues’ 1-0 loss to Newcastle on Saturday.

Newcastle pulled off a textbook smash and grab victory at home to the Blues – finishing with just 30% possession – as Isaac Hayden’s 94th minute winner secured a 1-0 win.

Tammy Abraham was one of the frustrated Chelsea players in the North East on Saturday afternoon, but says that Lampard has already turned the attentions of the squad to taking on Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.

“The gaffer said after the game ‘We gave it our all, keep your heads up we’ve got another massive game on Tuesday’ and we just have to take our anger out against Arsenal.”

Chelsea remain fourth in the Premier League after the defeat at Newcastle, which Abraham could scarcely believe happened after leaving the field.

“It’s a tough one to take,” the England international said.

“These are the kind of games you watch on TV and you never expect it to happen to you. We dominated the game, in the second half I don’t remember them having a shot until the last minute and they score.

“For us, we have to give credit to Newcastle, they defended well all game, they disrupted our style of play, but we gave it our all and were unfortunate to lose at the end.”



It was a difficult day for Abraham and he was substituted before the end of the match, but Lampard backed him after the game.

“We can’t absolutely rely on Tammy Abraham,” he said.

“We have to have goals from across the frontline if we want to bridge the gap upwards. Tammy has been fantastic this season – it didn’t quite come off for him today but that’s football.”

Chelsea take on Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening and look to keep up their impressive recent record over the Gunners.


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