Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christensen believes Giroud & Batshuayi are capable of providing cover.

Tammy Abraham’s injury has presented Chelsea boss Frank Lampard with a selection poser up front, but Andreas Christensen claims Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi are “more than capable” of providing cover.

The in-form England international striker was forced from the field during the Blues’ 2-2 Champions League draw with Valencia.

Abraham was replaced at the interval by Batshuayi, with the Belgian frontman given an opportunity to shine against his former loan club.

World Cup winner Giroud was left on the bench, but the Frenchman will hope to come into contention now that an attacking berth has come up for grabs.

It remains to be seen how long Abraham will be sidelined for, with the severity of his injury being played down, but Christensen is convinced that Chelsea have the strength in depth to counter his absence regardless.

The Danish defender, who returned from his own fitness struggles to start against Valencia, told theEvening Standard: “We have two other strikers who are more than capable of going on the pitch and being at that level.

“I didn’t actually see what happened to Tammy, but hopefully he is not too bad. The other two are more than capable of playing their part.

“I have been training a lot with them. I’ve been injured, but been preparing to come back into the team as they have as well.

“I think you’re going to see, whoever plays, that they’re very eager to come back. They know it’s their time to shine. We are all looking sharp and that’s why we can press like we do in every game.”

Tammy Abraham Chelsea 2019-20

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