Chelsea Morning News: Ben Chilwell And Reece James Injuries Update, Lampard On Werner Misfiring, And Others

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has revealed his delight with Blues win last night against West Ham at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues rallied up from two consecutive losses against Everton and Wolves to clinch a resounding 3-0 victory against the Hammers with Brazilian defender Thiago Silva finding the opener, and Tammy Abraham bagging a brace.

On the team’s performance

Speaking on his lads outing, Lampard expressed his satisfaction with his sides comfortable win.

“Definitely off the back of two defeats against the team of West Ham’s quality and what they are doing at the minute with quality in attacking areas and the way they play.” He said.

“They are a very effective team. I don’t want to say the performance was bad. It was really good when you think they can do to you with crosses coming in. Our defensive game was great. I wasn’t sure it would be a beautiful game today because there is pressure and they are a good side. The lads dealt with that side of it very well.”

Chilwell and James updates

English left-back Ben Chilwell was pulled off in the 10th minute with injury and is doubt for Boxing day Arsenal clash.

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“I expect he’ll be doubtful for Arsenal. He turned his ankle and tried to carry on but it was too painful. We’ll have a scan tomorrow to try and see how bad the injury is. We’ll update after.”

“Reece is still recovering and we hope to have him back soon” Lampard said.

Timo Werner Misfiring

Commenting on Timo Werner’s poor conversion, Lampard insisted on not being worried about the German’s misfiring.

“Yes, I am not worried on that front. Every striker will want to be scoring goals and that’s what they ultimately get judged on”

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“That’s why Timo was a great acquisition for us because of the level of goals that he has scored for us over the last few years. So, again, I will say it is a player in a new league who needs time to settle. That’s not the whole story with Timo, he is getting into positions regularly, scaring them and giving them a problem.”

“At the moment, it is not quite going for him but that moment will change if he keeps working hard and we will see goals from Timo Werner for sure.” He said.

Tammy Abraham bags a brace

The Blues boss was filled with praises for Tammy Abraham on the night after getting back to the scoresheet.

“Good for his confidence, clearly. You have to work for your goals. He put a lot of effort in and I wanted him to be a handful, move and have energy and move their backline.”

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“He did that. Oli has been doing it for us in his own way and scoring goals. It was more about the opposition today to play Tammy. I was pleased with how he did. We need that.”

“We’ve had goals from all over the pitch, that’s great, but we need people scoring regularly. Tammy getting two will help him.” Lampard said.

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