Abraham excited about Lampard becoming the new Chelsea boss

England international Tammy Abraham has hailed Frank Lampard as a great manager and he is excited by the prospect of working under the former Chelsea midfielder. The Blues are currently on the cusp of appointing Lampard as their next head coach with talks at an advanced stage with Championship side Derby County.

Speaking to The Sun, Abraham spoke fondly about the Blues legend, who appears set to take over the managerial hot seat. He added that he has plenty of belief in his abilities and he is determined to do well with the west London side next term, he said: “He is a great manager and it would be great if it was him who took over. I believe in myself and there is no better guy to play under: Someone you have grown up watching, been at Chelsea for ever. He knows about me as well.”

Abraham spent the previous campaign on loan with Championship side Aston Villa where he notched 26 goals across all competitions. Out of those, two were scored against Lampard’s Derby and he was part of the team which beat the Rams to Premier League promotion through the Championship playoff final.

As such, Lampard should have taken a close watch on the marksman’s performances and it remains to be seen whether Abraham can make the mark with the Blues next season. The west London club are under a transfer ban for the next 12 months but they have appealed regarding the same at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Despite this, there appears little chance that they could do business during the summer transfer window, considering they have decided against an appeal for a freeze. Aside from Abraham, Michy Batshuayi could likewise be handed a chance to impress up front after a loan stint, though Alvaro Morata seems determined to join Atletico Madrid on a permanent basis.