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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard was full of praise for the Chelsea youngsters for their performance against Tottenham last weekend.
The Chelsea manager hailed the trio of Fikayo Tomori, Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount, but was particularly full of praise for Mount who had a brilliant game against Spurs.
Ahead of the Boxing Day clash against Southampton, Lampard has now hailed Tammy Abraham, revealing that the 22-year-old has developed.
Lampard also hailed Abraham’s performance against Spurs and said the only thing lacking was a goal. The Chelsea boss also looked back at Abraham’s game against Manchester United in that 4-0 defeat and believed that he did well in that game too.
“Tammy has developed but I don’t want to talk down his start to the season either because I thought against Manchester United for the first half he gave them real problems,” noted Lampard. “He hit the post, he could have scored when one ball went across the face and he should have got moving earlier.
“It was a good performance but it was very easy to criticise all of those players after Man United when we lose 4-0. It’s easy to say Mason Mount and Tammy shouldn’t be playing, they’re too young, you need to play experienced players – it’s the easiest, laziest comment.
“Having said that, he’s developed. He’s scored his goals and his performance against Tottenham only lacked a goal because it was all-round. It was giving defenders problems, testing them the other way, stretching the pitch for us, chasing off the ball, bringing balls out the sky. He’s working hard, he’s developing all the time and he’s a serious striker – we know that and we know that he’s going to get better.”