Campbell says young Chelsea graduate has taken the pressure off Frank Lampard

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Arsenal legend Sol Campbell has said that Tammy Abraham has been fabulous for Chelsea this season and the strike has taken some of the pressure off manager Frank Lampard. The Blues appointed Lampard as their new head coach during the summer with the transfer ban in place and that meant that the 41-year-old had to rely on the younger players to improve the squad.

This has certainly proved the case with Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori and Abraham becoming vital figures during the opening stages of the campaign and the latter has been the main contributor with seven goals in the Premier League. Speaking on the Kings of the Premier League show, Campbell appreciated the efforts of Abraham, who was close to joining Wolverhampton Wanderers earlier this year.

He added that the marksman has taken the chance to impress with the Blues and his contribution has helped to ease some of the pressure on Lampard during the opening phase of the season, he told: “With his history and what’s happened, how he’s got to Chelsea, how he nearly moved to Wolves but that didn’t happen… he’s taken his chance and he’s done fabulously for Frank. It’s how he’s started, how he’s taken that mantle, taken the pressure and taken the pressure off Frank as well. You want these young players to take their chance and also given the opportunity, but then going for it. Some players get their chance and don’t take it, but he has.”

Chelsea are currently 11th on the league table but they are just three points behind the fourth spot. As such, they are not far off from the objective of qualifying for the Champions League and Lampard will be hoping that the team can build a winning streak to climb up the standings. The west London giants are scheduled to face Brighton & Hove Albion at home this weekend.