In a game of defence versus attack, Chelsea needed their striker to rise to the occasion. They needed ruthlessness in front of goal. They needed Tammy Abraham to stay calm after a difficult first half, to be ready when his moment arrived.
Fortunately for Frank Lampard, Abraham has not allowed his head to drop once this season. The 22-year-old has a long way to go before he is held in the same regard as Didier Drogba and Diego Costa but there is no doubt that he is on the right path. Crystal Palace did not allow him a single sight of goal during the first half but Abraham was nerveless when he finally shook off Gary Cahill and James Tomkins early in the second half.
Written by Jacob Steinberg at Stamford Bridge
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/nov/09/chelsea-crystal-palace-premier-league-match-report under the title “Chelsea up to second after Abraham and Pulisic sink Crystal Palace”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.