Abraham shares what Chelsea's players were saying to him after going 1-0 down

Sam Preston November 9, 2020
Abraham shares what Chelsea's players were saying to him after going 1-0 down

Chelsea got an early fright against Sheffield United on Saturday evening, going behind 1-0 to David McGoldrick’s goal.

Frank Lampard’s men recovered well and were 2-1 ahead by half time, and Tammy Abraham netted the equaliser on his return to the team.

Some might have expected Abraham to be squeezed out by Timo Werner’s arrival, but they both played together on Saturday.

The German also got on the scoresheet and after the 4-1 win, Abraham told Chelsea’s official website what was being said on the pitch at 1-0 down.

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“A couple of us are used to Sheffield United and their style of play, like myself, I have played against them a few times before so I always knew it was going to be hard to break them down,” Abraham said.

“They had the first goal so we had to keep our heads, we spoke and said relax and hopefully the chances will come, and I scored soon after.

“I am over the moon to be back in the team. I am playing with great players and the new signings have been a breath of fresh air. We are starting to understand how each other plays and we are getting results.”

Abraham’s involvement in the most recent England squad has been called into question, with the likes of Patrick Bamford scoring goals and putting the pressure on.

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He needs Lampard to give him plenty of opportunities through the middle like he did at the weekend if he is to be in the Three Lions squad for Euro 2021.

What Werner’s arrival does is ease the pressure on Abraham to shine every week, sharing the goalscoring burden around.

It worked a treat at the weekend, as Abraham stepped up to the mark at a time when panic could have set in for Chelsea.

With Hakim Ziyech shining now and Christian Pulisic still to return, it’s clear Lampard has a host of attacking options at his disposal, with which to navigate this frantic, hectic season.

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Sam Preston a senior football writer for the Boot Room and United in Focus. He is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist with five years of professional experience writing digital content. He studied with the Press Association and also has a 2:1 Law with French Law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Burnley, Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.