TAMMY ABRAHAM wants to light up Stamford Bridge with ‘beautiful football’ and turn Chelsea’s maiden season under Frank Lampard into a major success.
The England striker notched his 13th league goal of the season as Chelsea eased past Burnley 3-0 on Saturday, to consolidate fourth place in the table.
The Blues bounced back from their recent struggles on home soil, having lost to Bournemouth and Southampton over Christmas, to brush the Clarets aside.
And 22-year-old Abraham believes that far more convincing performance showed Chelsea’s players had taken on board Lampard’s insistence they had to provide the catalyst for a raucous atmosphere.
‘We do have to do that,’ he said. ‘The fans want to come and watch beautiful football and recently in our home games we haven’t been giving them that.
‘You could see that we played beautifully against Burnley, though, and the fans were behind us.
‘I think we had been coming to Stamford Bridge recently and it was just a bit too slow.
‘Against Burnley we showed that we started sharp and it continued throughout the game.’
Abraham converted Reece James’ stunning cross either side of Jorginho’s penalty and Callum Hudson-Odoi’s strike sealing the points, but Abraham knows tougher assignments lie ahead with Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham the next visitors to the Bridge.
‘We’ve got to make the stadium rock,’ said Abraham, whose team visit Newcastle on Saturday, before a Tuesday meeting with the Gunners, who the Blues beat 2-1 at the Emirates in their final game of 2019.
‘We have got tough games coming here but I am always confident, especially after the Burnley win, that we can go out and enjoy ourselves. For me I was always confident, it was just a matter of time.
‘We knew we had to give a performance against Burnley and we went out full of confidence. It was a bit disappointing after the win at Arsenal to draw at Brighton but we had to take the confidence from Arsenal into this game.’