Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard has dismissed speculations that the club have refused to agree on a new deal with Tammy Abraham because of his poor form.
The Blues have been in negotiation over a new deal for the youngster since last year, but nothing has been done to reach a deal.
Frank Lampard confirms that Tammy Abraham has not been in fine form since the second half of the season but can not trace issues of his contract negotiation to performance on the pitch.
The former Chelsea midfielder said the issue is between the player and the club and will allow them settle it in the best interest of both parties.
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Lampard stated that what is expected of the 22-year-old is his focus on the club’s success this season and how he can also contribute either as a starter or coming from the bench.
According to Lampard, Tammy Abraham has to keep working hard to prove he is still the player that was enjoyed in the first half of the season, stressing that this is what the player needs at the moment.
The Chelsea boss is hoping that contract issues will be settled as he seeks focus for his team to secure a Champions League qualification.
Chelsea are fourth on the table with just two points ahead of Man United. They will have to win all remaining games to avoid losing the spot to the Red Devils.