MORNING, CHELSEA FANS!
Chelsea are back in the mix at the top of the Premier League after Frank Lampard’s side beat West Ham 3-0 at Stamford Bridge to move into fifth.
Tammy Abraham’s double after Thiago Silva’s powerful early header sealed all three points for the Blues.
The striker said: “My job is to help the team as much as possible to score goals, about being in the right area and that’s what I did with my two goals.
“It’s something you do in the park, getting in the box and getting in the right areas and be ready when the ball lands.”
It was David Moyes’ 16th visit to the Bridge without a win but for a period in the second half while it was still 1-0 the Hammers looked like springing a surprise.
Chelsea are six points behind leaders Liverpool and just two points off Leicester in second spot.
But it wasn’t all good news for Lampard as birthday boy Ben Chilwell hobbled off after just ten minutes.
Lampard said Chilwell was certainly a doubt for the game against Arsenal on Boxing Day after turning his ankle.
The former Foxes left-back will be sent for a scan after his 24th birthday ended painfully.
Before the game, Lampard hailed the rise of British coaches, saying: “The fact we’re seeing British managers do very well is nice.
“There will be a lot of hard work behind that and if that can inspire younger managers and players now who want to try and become managers in the future.”
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