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Chelsea manager Lampard poses next challenge for in-form Abraham

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has been delighted with the recent form of Tammy Abraham.

The England forward looked on the outer after Timo Werner's arrival at the club, having sat behind Olivier Giroud towards the end of last season.

But Abraham has taken his chances this season, scoring in his last three appearances and displacing Giroud in the process.

Speaking ahead of Tuesday's clash with Rennes, Lampard said: "I'm really pleased with him. He's playing really well at the minute. His all-round game, off the ball work, link-up work, is good.

"It got slightly forgotten he was a massive plus for us in the first half of last season and was a big reason we finished fourth.

"The second half of last season was more difficult for him, that's normal for a developing player, and now I'm seeing a mirror of how he trains. He is training brilliantly; he is enthusiastic which is when Tammy is at his best. That is coming out in his game and I hope that continues.

"His next challenge is to remain consistent and if he looks at last season he will see that as well."

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