Chelsea boss has praised Everton striker ahead of their Saturday match.
England national team enjoys having high-quality strikers like Harry Kane, Tammy Abraham, and Dominic Calvert-Lewin as the trio will compete for a place in the team’s Euro 2021 starting XI. Chelsea defenders must try to stopCalvert-Lewin
in their SaturdayPremier League
believes that the 23-year-old is a high-quality striker but he is betting on his team’s Tammy Abraham to come out on top.
"Yes, it is an exciting battle,"
Lampard told reporters via Zoom.
"I profess my love for Tammy enough sitting here. He's my player.
"To speak about an opposition player is a bit different but what I do respect about Calvert-Lewin is that, and this is from afar because I don’t know him, but it feels like a career that he has really worked for. That sounds simple but it is not a straightforward pathway.
"Not everyone gets in their first team at 17 or 18 other than the Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen types of the world. Other players have to find different ways and now he has shown himself, last season and particularly this season, consistently he's an all-round striker. Every part of his game is a real threat.
"When I look at him as an opposition striker and he has quite rightly got into the England team and he has settled into that so he is a major threat for us at the weekend and for Everton going forward. That’s why he has scored so many goals, so fair play to him.
"It is a good challenge for England to have a few strikers competing and he has thrown himself into that question."