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All three of Chelsea strikers Tammy Abraham, Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi were on the pitch today as Chelsea defeated Barcelona 2-1 at the Saitama Stadium in Japan.
Abraham started the game and scored Chelsea’s first goal of the game. Abraham gave Chelsea the lead in the 34th minute with a well-taken effort after Jorginho had won possession high up the pitch. Chelsea’s high pressing troubled the Spanish side in the first half, and the Blues pressed high up the pitch to win the ball and the ball fell kindly to Abraham who beat the goalkeeper neatly to score the first goal.
Abraham had a good game and was taken off for Kenedy on the hour mark, while Giroud and Batshuayi were introduced on the 60th and 70th minute respectively.
Lampard has hailed his three strikers and was particularly full of praise for Chelsea academy product Tammy Abraham.
Lampard said: “I’m very happy this evening. Tammy is a goalscorer, hungry for goals, constantly wanting to score. I saw that in the Championship last season, he’s proven that and now it’s his time to prove it at Chelsea.
“Confidence is big for goalscorers so to get his goal will put him in good stead.
“Olivier Giroud came on and did very well as well. He showed his different style and attributes he brings, and the same for Batshuayi. There’s competition.
“People keep talking a lot about it and they all need to rise to the competition and show they can be strikers for Chelsea. I’ve got full confidence in them and it’s great for Tammy.”