Frank Lampard expects Tammy Abraham’s first Champions League goal to be the first of many following his strike in Chelsea’s 2-1 victory over Lille on Wednesday night.
The Blues striker opened his account in Europe on his 22nd birthday and looks set to be included in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers, which will be announced later on Thursday.
It continues Abraham’s dream start to his breakthrough season under Lampard and the Blues boss heaped praise on the youngster.
“Tammy’s performance was more of the same of what we have been seeing,” Lampard said.
“He’s hungry for goals, he’s physical, he gives everything for the team, he has quality with ball at his feet.
“It’s his first Champions League goal and we’ll see many more, I hope, and many more performances like tonight.”
After Victor Osimhen’s header had cancelled out Abraham’s opener in Lille, Willian struck to secure the Premier League club’s first win in Europe under Lampard.
And the Chelsea manager also reserved special praise for the Brazilian match-winner.
Asked about Willian’s importance, Lampard said: “Really important – he’s a top player.
“I want to see him happy. I want to see a smile on his face because his work ethic has been brilliant.
“He can take people out of the game with his speed and trickery and he can score goals for us.
“It’s a lovely balance for the young players. We need to have competition in attack and out wide because it must be like that, they must be on edge.