KEY POINTS

  • Lampard shrugs off believe Abrahama scoring drought due to contract status
  • Lampard confident Abraham will bounce back
  • Abraham has not scored since the football restart

Big things are coming to Chelsea FC's way, especially by next season. Most know that Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech are the big acquisitions and there are other names possibly coming in. With the new faces, one player who is singled out is Tammy Abraham. The 22-year-old player has been phenomenal for the Blues although he has slowed down since the football restart.

There are suggestions that his contract situation may be a part of his dip in performance. However, Chelsea manager Frank Lampard begs to disagree. Speaking via a Zoom conference, he shrugged off insinuations that Abraham's contract may be a reason for his scoring drought.

“He hasn’t scored so much in the second half of the season and as a young player, it’s always clear that when you have those periods there’s only one way out of it and that’s work and repetition in training and trying to make the most out of every moment you get," Lampard explained.

So far, Abraham is on a nine-game goal drought. With other players having signed new pacts, he remains the only player who has not done so. The English striker has two years left in his current run and there is no word if a new lease is coming his way. And that has led to rumors about his current status over at Stamford Bridge.

Lampard believes that Abraham's contract is not at a critical level. Also, he stressed that any contract negotiations will be between the players and management. His role is to keep the players focused on games and believes Abraham will eventually get back into the groove.

“What needs to be in his mind now is these games we have coming up and how much he can give us on the pitch, whether he’s coming on as a sub or starting games. He has had a really good season," Lampard said.

Seeing how Lampard has been known to give pep talks to his players, he has likely given one to Abraham. He did the same when the Werner deal came out, telling the 22-year-old that he needs to sustain his level of play even with new players joining the club. He stressed that friendly challenges are part of what makes players better, something that he hopes to see out of Abraham moving forward.