Frank Lampard ‘dealt with’ Tammy Abraham in Chelsea dressing room after penalty taker row


Abraham wanted to take the penalty (Picture: AFP via Getty)

Frank Lampard insists the Chelsea penalty taker row has been ‘dealt with’ both on the pitch and the dressing room after Tammy Abraham tried to pinch a spot-kick off Jorginho.

Abraham was keen to get in on the act in Chelsea’s 4-0 win over Crystal Palace but captain Cesar Azpilicueta ushered him away as Jorginho scored his second penalty of the game.

His two penalties followed goals from Ben Chilwell and Kurt Zouma as Lampard’s men eased to victory after a strong second half performance.

And he was quick to draw a line under the heated discussion towards the end of the match and insists it has been ‘dealt with’.

‘It’s been dealt with in the dressing room, it’s been dealt with,’ Lampard told BT Sport after the match.

‘I want leaders and I don’t mind a bit of conflict if Tammy wanted to take it because he wants a goal or whatever and gets put in his place a little bit.

Jorginho slotted it home (Picture: Getty)

‘I appreciate his eagerness because his performance deserved a goal but those are the rules you don’t jump ahead of the list unless we’re so comfortable and someone is on a hat-trick and I decide.’

On the match as a whole, he added: ‘Not too many put four past Crystal Palace.

‘ First half we started well, we came off it a little bit. We needed a bit more. It was great for us to get four goals.

‘Just the urgency of our game needed more. We needed to get Ben Chilwell into the game. We can’t allow Palace’s back four to say dealing with Chelsea’s front line was easy.

‘Ben Chilwell was fantastic today. His ability to be so high up the pitch, and that’s not a bad thing, and his great quality on the ball.

‘The lads who have come in have all had issues so we need to give them time but Ben has shown what he’s all about.’

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