Frank Lampard has told Tammy Abraham he has to ‘sustain’ his level and ‘improve’ after landing Timo Werner.
Abraham has been Chelsea’s main man up front this season and Blues boss Lampard admitted he has spoken to the England international since landing Werner. Werner, who has scored 32 goals in all co0mpetitions for Red Bull Leipzig this season, will provide direct competition to Abraham – who has 15 goals to his name.
While Lampard is greatly appreciative of the Chelsea academy graduate’s efforts this season, he admitted that he needed extra competition in the squad.
And he told Abraham he has to step up to the ‘demands’ of being a Chelsea player in order to thrive. ‘I have spoken to Tammy before about competition,’ said Lampard in a press conference on Friday.
‘I don’t have to address every player if another one comes in. It’s how it has been in the Abramovich era, but Tammy has been very good this season. ‘We have had options and pleased with the idea of that.
‘He has been fantastic this season. He has to sustain and improve because at Chelsea we have demands. ‘I am happy to have options and competitions for places.’