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Chelsea couldn’t break down a stubborn Newcastle defence at the St James Park on Saturday evening.
The Blues had 70 percent possession but couldn’t translate that into goals and were punished late in the game as Isaac Hayden scored a late goal for the home side to give the Blues a shocking defeat.
Tammy Abraham has been in fine form this season but was unable to get on the scoresheet, and Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has admitted that the team can’t always be depending on the young striker each game.
He said: “We can’t absolutely rely on Tammy Abraham. 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.
“I can’t complain about anything from the team really. Of course we don’t want to give headers away in our box, they’re big and that happens but other than that, we gave everything we could to try to win the game.
“You address on it on the training ground with the players but we can’t practise finishing or entering the final third any more than what we do. We have to be more clinical and the players know that.”
Tammy Abraham is the only Chelsea player to have scored more than 5 goals in the Premier League.