Ashley Cole sends warning to Tammy Abraham as he explains how Kepa saved him

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Tammy Abraham was a second-half substitute against Crystal Palace on Tuesday night.

The 22-year-old came on as a replacement for Olivier Giroud and scored Chelsea’s third goal of the game shortly after coming on.

Abraham nearly spoiled his game as he lost the ball late in the game, but a late save from Kepa Arrizabalaga ensured that Chelsea ran out 3-2 winners in the game.

Chelsea legend Ashley Cole slammed his performance despite his goal, as he believes that the young striker should have kept the ball better and made better runs with the ball.

“When you are struggling to find the rhythm in the last five minutes of games this is when you want Tammy to run in behind,” Cole told Sky Sports.

“Willian had three players around him, you’ve got to stretch the game, keep the ball down the other end. Tammy’s got to start making runs in behind and hopefully Willian would have found him.

“He didn’t and Kepa saved them. It’s been a difficult game for them today and Frank will be happy to come away with three points.”

Fellow Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp agreed with Cole, saying Abraham’s lack of movement cost his side possession and he also failed to track back afterwards.

“This isn’t good enough from his point of view,” said Redknapp.

“When you lose you’ve got to react and get back and help your team – it’s a brilliant save by Kepa that keeps his side in it.”

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1 Comment on "Ashley Cole sends warning to Tammy Abraham as he explains how Kepa saved him"

  1. Tammy needs to extra brilliant with the ball at all times in the pitch,sometimes i think Batshuay and Giroud are more aggressive when it comes to challenging the opposite team upfront than Abram .

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