Is Tammy Abraham a big game player? Lampard has an answer

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham might be banging in the goals on a regular basis, but the 22-year-old is still under pressure to win his critics over as some believe that the young forward doesn’t play well in the big games.

Abraham has netted 11 goals in all competitions for Chelsea this season and is currently ahead of Michy Batshuayi and Olivier Giroud as Chelsea’s first choice striker, but the young forward has failed to score in the so-called big games against the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Ajax and even Valencia.

Lampard has now defended the lanky striker and insists that he’s doing well for both club and country.

“It depends what you classify as a big game,” responded the Chelsea boss. “If you want to talk about Lille away, a difficult Champions League game, that’s a big game for me. If you want to talk about every game in the Premier League, that’s a big game for me.

“Tammy has scored a big number of goals. He’s second in the rankings for a reason, he scored a goal in Europe, he scored for his country recently. I have no fear about that.”

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