Chelsea's Tammy Abraham says he can score goals for Champions League qualification

Tammy Abraham celebrates scoring against Lille
Image: Tammy Abraham is happy to lead the line at Chelsea but would have loved to see Edinson Cavani come to Stamford bridge

Tammy Abraham has told boss Frank Lampard he can rely on him to help fire in the goals to get Chelsea into the Champions League.

The 15-goal forward remains the club's main striker after Lampard's January frustrations.

Chelsea had their transfer ban lifted in December but failed to make a single signing last month, despite being linked with Edinson Cavani and Timo Werner.

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Olivier Giroud failed to make the bench for Saturday's 2-2 draw at Leicester with Michy Batshuayi, Chelsea's other senior striker, an unused substitute.

Abraham is Lampard's first-choice forward and the England international insisted he can be the one to ease the manager's striker worries.

"Playing for a club like Chelsea there is always going to be pressure," he said.

"For me it is about being in the right place at the right time and believing in myself and my abilities as well. I am sure I will score a few more. I like the pressure and I play under pressure.

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Frank Lampard says Chelsea are now underdogs for a top-four finish after failing to strengthen their squad in the January transfer window.

"For me I can't complain, it has been a great season so far. I would like to push on. There are still massive games. I just have to be ready for them and take my opportunities."

Abraham did admit he would have welcomed the competition at Stamford Bridge after his impressive first half of the season.

"The players we were talking about coming like Cavani and other top-class strikers who have been around in the game for many years," he added.

"It would have been nice if he had come. He would have been someone I can learn off and steal his ideas to add to my own.

"It didn't happen though and for me, it gives me that extra push and desire to claim my position and be as best as I can."

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Abraham played through the pain barrier at the King Power Stadium after an ankle injury suffered at Arsenal last month.

Chelsea do not play again until hosting Manchester United on February 17, with Abraham relishing the chance for a mid-season break.

He said: "My ankle is still painful but sometimes as players you have to play through pain. The medicine started to wear off in the second half but I will take this break to recover.

"I am definitely in favour of the break. I can't wait. It is needed really after a long hard first few months of the season."

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