Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is confident that the strikers will find the scoring touch as the season progresses. The 41-year-old has depended on Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham to lead the line during the opening three matches and only the former has scored during the European Super Cup clash against Liverpool.
As such, there have been question marks whether the current crop of strikers are sufficient to mount a top-four challenge, but Lampard has no doubts regarding the same. Speaking in a press conference, Lampard said that the frontmen could have been more clinical during the opening part of the season but he has no doubts regarding the attitude of the marksmen.
He said: “As I said before, if we’d have been more clinical in front of goal we possibly could have had three wins. The competition is there and that’s the challenge for the strikers. I’ve got no problems with their attitude and training. We work hard on the training ground as a team to create and also to finish. I used to love practising my finishing in training. What I have got is great attitude in the three strikers. But others in the squad also always want to stay out, want to work harder.”
Both Giroud and Abraham have failed to find the net in the first two games of the Premier League season while Michy Batshuayi has not made the matchday squad altogether. Batshuayi has nonetheless taken the chance to impress with a brace for Chelsea’s development squad against Liverpool Under 23s and that could pave the way for him to make a first-team comeback.
Chelsea are currently with just one point in the Premier League and this sees them occupying the 15th spot on the table. For the upcoming weekend, they are set to face Norwich City at Carrow Road and the game could offer them with the chance to break the winless streak under Lampard