What a game! Abraham leads Chelsea and Lampard to exciting 3-2 win
A Tammy Abraham inspired Chelsea helped Frank Lampard pick up his first win as Blues boss after they neat Norwich 3-2 on Saturday afternoon.
Despite some bright moments in their opening two fixtures, his side have lost 4-0 to Manchester United and then drawn 1-1 against Leicester City and Norwich had a similarly difficult start after losing 4-1 to Liverpool despite a promising performance, they then defeated Newcastle 3-1 last weekend after a Temmu Pukki hat-trick.
However, it was Lampards side that managed to come out on top in this end to end game which saw Norwich come from behind twice.
Tammy Abraham opened the scoring in just the third minute after some brilliant play down the right from Mason Mount and Cesare Azpilicueta, who got to the by-line before sending in a cross which Abraham simply coulnt miss.
However, the Blues lead did not last long as Norwich hit back with the brilliantly gifted Cantwell, who was strong in the box, before releasing Pukki down the inside left channel, and from the Finland striker’s low cross, there was Cantwell to side-foot home from close range.
Chelsea retook the lead as Christian Pulisic’s clever ball releases Mount in the box and the young midfielder keeps his cool to work some space with quick feet, before burying a shot past Stopper Tim Krul.
But before Chelsea could settle once again into their lead the brilliant Pukki scored his goal, as the Finn done brilliantly to beat the ‘keeper with a low shot into the corner and somehow beat the young Spaniard Kepa.
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But as the play was starting to slow down, Chelsea were back in front again on the 69th minute as Abraham latches on to Kovacic’s wonderful through ball, and although the striker still had a lot of work to do to find the net, he steadied himself, before firing a low shot past Krul from the edge of the box.
But Abraham could not find his hat-trick and in the end the game finished 3-2 and showed many Chelsea fans the kind of exciting football they can expect under Lampard this season.
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