Tammy Abraham wants Chelsea to take their Champions League “anger” out on Liverpool in Sunday’s big Premier League clash.
The Blues were beaten 1-0 at home by Valencia in their opening Group H match on Tuesday night after Ross Barkley missed a late penalty for the club.
But Abraham – who has emerged as Chelsea’s first-choice striker for the first time this campaign – played down the loss and immediately looked ahead to Sunday’s match.
“(Sunday) is a test of character. We can take our anger out against Liverpool,” he said at Stamford Bridge.
“It’s a massive game and both teams will be going to win. We’ll look forward to putting (tonight’s defeat) right.
“It’s still early doors (in the Champions League). We’re fuming we lost today. But there’s still five games to go – we just have to win our next five.
“We’re obviously disappointed. We didn’t play our best football. Valencia came and stopped us playing the way we wanted so you have to give them credit.
“We’re going to have a lot of ups and downs in a season. We’ve got to move on and not dwell on it.”
Abraham is one of several academy graduates to have been given an opportunity under Lampard this campaign and the England youth star, who has scored seven goals in the league so far, hailed the backing of his manager.
“I have to give it (my personal form) to the manager and players,” he said. “I had a little situation against Liverpool where I missed a penalty myself and from there they just supported me and believed in me.
“I’m playing with such great players who create chances, so I just have to be in the right place at the right time. It’s always nice to know manager believes in you. Every game you want to do your best for him.”