Tammy Abraham details what Lampard told Chelsea team privately after horror half

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Tammy Abraham has revealed what Frank Lampard said at half-time to inspire Chelsea's comeback from a horror half against West Brom.

Abraham's injury-time equaliser earned an unlikely point for Chelsea after the newly promoted Baggies raced to a shock 3-0 first-half lead in Saturday's Premier League clash.

Mason Mount started the fightback 10 minutes after the restart, with Callum Hudson-Odoi also scoring before Abraham spared the Blues' blushes with his last-gasp goal earning a 3-3 draw.

The comeback came after Callum Robinson pounced on mistakes from Marcos Alonso and new signing Thiago Silva to fire West Brom into an early lead, before Kyle Bartley was left unmarked to poke him a third from inside the six-yard box.

Abraham admitted afterwards that he should have done better with a chance in the first half – and lifted the lid on what Lampard said to stir his side from their slumbers.

"In the first half we made it difficult for ourselves," Abraham said on Sky Sports. "I had a chance I should have put away and one I should be taking at this level.

"They [West Brom] scored from every shot. We knew we had to come out in the second half and not drop our heads – and that's what we did."

On Lampard's half-time team talk, Abraham added: "We all went in and our heads were down and he had to lift us up.

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"He said we didn't look like a team ready to go out and win and we needed to pick each other up in the second half."

Abraham hailed Mount after the 21-year-old rifled in a shot from outside the box to start Chelsea's fightback and give his teammates belief they could get back in the game.

"Thankfully Mason got the goal which meant we could believe," said Abraham. "I knew we'd get chances but to come back from 3-0 is never easy. The boys deserve credit, they kept going."

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