Lampard ‘dealt with’ Tammy Abraham in the dressing room after penalty row


Frank Lampard says the Chelsea penalty taker row has been ‘dealt with’ both on the pitch and the dressing room after Tammy Abraham tried to take the spot-kick instead of Jorginho.

Abraham was interested in taking the spot-kick in Chelsea’s 4-0 victory over Crystal Palace but captain Cesar Azpilicueta ushered him away as Jorginho scored his second penalty of the match.

And Lampard was quick to draw a line under the heated discussion towards the end of the game and says it has been ‘dealt with’.

‘It’s been dealt with in the dressing room, it’s been dealt with,’ Lampard told BT Sport after the match.

‘I want leaders and I don’t mind a bit of conflict if Tammy wanted to take it because he wants a goal or whatever and gets put in his place a little bit.

‘I appreciate his eagerness because his performance deserved a goal but those are the rules you don’t jump ahead of the list unless we’re so comfortable and someone is on a hat-trick and I decide.’

On the game as a whole, he added: ‘Not too many put four past Crystal Palace. ‘First half we started well, we came off it a little bit. We needed a bit more. It was great for us to get four goals.

‘Just the urgency of our game needed more. We needed to get Ben Chilwell into the game. We can’t allow Palace’s back four to say dealing with Chelsea’s front line was easy.

‘Ben Chilwell was fantastic today. His ability to be so high up the pitch, and that’s not a bad thing, and his great quality on the ball.

‘The lads who have come in have all had issues so we need to give them time but Ben has shown what he’s all about.’


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