Chelsea star Tammy Abraham reveals what happened in West Brom changing room at half-time

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Chelsea were a completely different team in the second half after going 3-0 down to West Brom on Saturday evening.

Chelsea look shellshocked at the break and Lampard was not scared to make changes.

He brought off Marcos Alonso and Mateo Kovacic before introducing Cesar Azpilicueta and Callum Hudson-Odoi to the fray.

Alonso was blamed by Lampard for the first and third goals after the match while Thiago Silva gifted Callum Robinson his second of the evening.

Yet despite Chelsea’s capitulation, they were still able to fight back to earn a draw thanks to Tammy Abraham’s stoppage-time equaliser.

After the game, the England international revealed that Lampard was instrumental at the break and got his players to regroup in the dressing room.

“We all went in and everyone’s head was down so he had to lift us up,” Abraham told Sky Sports.

“He said we didn’t look like a team willing to go out for the second half and, as a team, we had to lift each other.

“You could see that from the performance in the second half.”

Chelsea could have been three goals to the good themselves in the first half with Abraham and Timo Werner missing big chances.

Despite netting the all-important equaliser, Abraham was still critical of his own performance.

“In the first half we made it difficult, I had a chance in the first half I should have put away – someone at my level should take those chances,” he added.

“We had a few chances in the first half and they scored from every shot.

“We knew we had to come out in the second half, keep going and not drop our heads and that’s what we did.”

Lampard was frustrated with his side’s performance and felt the Blues will look back on the match as two points dropped.

“It’s two points lost. That’s no disrespect to West Brom,” he said. “But to come here and understand the game, know that transition and mistakes would be something they would jump on.

“Counter-attack against and set pieces. We spoke about that before the game.

“You can’t legislate for pure mistakes which is what it was today, then it gives you a very difficult game to get back in.

“I can laud character, because we showed character and persistence, but we didn’t need to if we did things properly in the game.”


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