Chelsea chief Frank Lampard lauded striker Tammy Abraham’s developing impact as the Blues rediscovered their triumphant touch against Aston Villa.
Abraham fortified his significance to Lampard’s side, scoring the opener and setting up the second on his arrival from damage in Chelsea’s 2-1 Premier League triumph at Stamford Bridge.
The 22-year-old England worldwide missed the Blues’ home thrashing by West Ham with hip damage and put them ahead against Villa with a firm header from Reece James’ cross.
After Villa balanced against the run of play when Trezeguet packaged in, Chelsea recaptured the lead soon after the restart when Abraham perfectly chested Willian’s cross into the way of Mason Mount who pounded home a volley.
“Tammy is a character that is developing in our changing area consistently with his excitement and his will to win,” said Lampard.
“He is a striker that is close to the highest point of the goalscoring graphs in the group, he’s demonstrating his inside and out game, extends safeguards and he begins our press.
“Furthermore, obviously if a player’s on such a decent run it’s typical that on the off chance that they leave the group that you can miss them, and he returned straight in as he left off.”
Chelsea, as they did in the principal half before Trezeguet’s leveler, commanded ownership and region as they hoped to build their favorable position.
Abraham twice verged on including a third against the club he helped fire to advancement last season, while Willian – one of Chelsea’s other star entertainers – hit the post with a choice free-kick.
The Blues finished a run of consecutive thrashings with a triumph which causes them solidify fourth spot, moving them six points clear of closest adversaries Wolves, while narrowing the hole on third-set Manchester City to three.
Manor, who have won only once out and about this season, stay in fifteenth spot, a point over the transfer zone after Southampton’s success.
Abraham’s arrival lifts Chelsea
Following an intense week in which Premier League overcomes by Manchester City and West Ham came either side of a Champions League draw at Valencia, Chelsea were hoping to keep away from three top-flight crushes in succession without precedent for a long time.
They did that against a toothless Villa side, though with a more tightly edge of triumph than their exhibition merited.
Mount’s shocking completion demonstrated the distinction be that as it may, with an invigorated Blues line-up including five changes from Saturday’s annihilation having 25 endeavors at objective, they ought to have been far out.
While England assaulting midfielder Mount will take the acclamations for the victor, it was Abraham’s arrival from damage which was the genuine impetus for change.
The Blues had been inefficient against West Ham and Abraham gave a clinical edge subsequent to holding his line to head in from 12 yards.
It was a lavishly merited lead for the home side with Villa once in a while having wandered into the Chelsea box, however it was welcomed with quieted festivities from the striker, who scored 25 class objectives in 38 Championship matches for Villa in his season-long credit.
“I said the club will consistently be near my heart, keep going season was a long, hard season so I offer every one of my feelings of appreciation to them,” he said a while later.
Blues manager Lampard said before the match that Abraham was all the while enduring some torment in his hip, yet he worked enthusiastically all through in a physical fight against strong Villa focus backs Tyrone Mings and Ezri Konsa.
In the wake of indicating extraordinary mindfulness and self-restraint to tee up Mount’s victor, he was shocking not to score another himself – cutting wide of the left-hand post and being hustled out of a short proximity chance by Mings – before withdrawing to an overwhelming applause with seven minutes left.
Abraham hoped to stroll off warily in the wake of taking a thump a couple of seconds sooner, in spite of the fact that Lampard played down any damage concerns.