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Lampard challenges Batshuayi to step up

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Tammy Abraham will not feature in today’s Chelsea FA Cup match against Hull City, which is why the coach has asked the Belgian to step up.

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham collided with the pitchside advertising boards in the 2-2 Chelsea draw with Arsenal on Tuesday.

Which is why he faces a spell on the sidelines.

And as the Blues play against Hull City tonight in the FA Cup, coach Frank Lampard has challenged Michy Batshuayi to step up.

“He starts [on Saturday], yes, this is a chance for him,” Lampard was quoted by Goal.

“Part of that has been how Tammy’s been – we have seen his breakthrough and the consistency of his game.”

He added: “But yes, this is a chance for him and clearly he certainly has got to take that chance in terms of his all-round game and goals and his overall performance.”

“I don’t want to sit here and dissect Michy’s game, but I just want to see a performance and every time he gets to be on the pitch.”

“There have been times this season where he has come on and he has made a difference, and that needs to be consistent,” Lampard said.

“To be fair to Michy – his approach and work ethic, I cannot complain about it at all in training.”

“I’m sure he will say he hasn’t had that many opportunities that would be normal for a player that’s played as much as him this season,” he concluded.