Mount, Abraham sink Villa as Chelsea return to form

Carrie Guzman
December 5, 2019

Villa equalised with their first real chance of the game in the 41st minute when Egyptian Trezeguet headed a cross from his compatriot Ahmed El Mohamady on to his own foot and the ball crossed the line.

Abraham scored 26 goals in 40 appearances on loan at Villa and, his confidence sky-high after that success, he has enjoyed a breakthrough season with Chelsea.

Abraham, who took a bang to the hip against Valencia and missed Saturday's home defeat by West Ham, was passed fit to return against Villa.

"We hung in there but that's not what we're about, trying to hang on in a game".

His 12th goal in all competitions for Chelsea this term includes 11 in 14 league appearances and Blues boss Lampard expects him to maintain the speed of his development.

"I haven't heard anything more", Lampard said during Tuesday's press conference.

"Of course when a player's on such a good run and they come out of the team it's normal that you can miss them".

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"He had his moment on the pitch", said Lampard. He's respectful of Aston Villa so it wasn't a massive celebration time.

Speaking to BBC Sport after the victory, Mount said: "We knew the performance against West Ham wasn't good enough, we knew we had to win more matches at home and be dominant".

"We have got a lot of credit for our energy and attacking play".

Lampard will have significant funds to spend following their lack of activity and sales of several stars including Eden Hazard and David Luiz, and will launch a move for the 23-year-old as he looks to strengthen at left-back.

Chelsea needed an immediate response after the interval and they delivered in the 48th minute.

Lampard shared an embrace with former team-mate John Terry at full-time before the Aston Villa assistant and ex-Chelsea captain applauded all corners of Stamford Bridge.

Abraham, on his return from injury, scored a goal and registered a clever assist to set-up Mount to net the victor.

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