Lampard Heap Praises on Osimhen

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has rained praise down on Nigeria international, Victor Osimhen after he handed his defenders a tough night.

Osimhen restored parity for Lille three minutes after the half-hour mark to cancel out Tammy Abraham's opener but it was not Lille's night as Willian struck to hand Chelsea all three points. The 20-year-old has had to work his way to the top the hard way after selling bottled water in the middle of the busy streets of Lagos from a young age.

Speaking after the 2-1 win over Lille, Lampard reacted to Osimhen's performance, "In preparation for this game, watching his performances and now knowing his story as well - he was hugely impressive. I knew tonight would be a very tough night for our defenders. Not just from him but their attacking threat.

"His performance individually was really good. He gave our defenders a problem all the time. He is fast and he has everything in his game. It was tough to play against us. I wish him well. His story was great, where he has come from to now and it looks like he has a fantastic career ahead of him."

By Olamide Oyetunji

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POS.
CLUB
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
PTS
1
Plateau Utd
25
14
7
4
36
15
21
49
2
Rivers Utd
25
13
6
6
28
15
13
45
3
Lobi Stars
25
12
7
6
26
19
7
43
4
Rangers Intl
24
10
7
7
25
20
5
37
5
Enyimba
20
11
3
6
30
20
10
36
6
Akwa United
25
8
11
6
23
22
1
35
7
Kano Pillars
24
8
10
6
27
18
9
34
8
Dakkada FC
26
8
10
8
26
26
0
34
9
Sunshine Stars
25
9
7
9
27
29
-2
34
10
Katsina Utd
24
9
7
8
18
25
-7
37
11
Warri Wolves
24
9
6
9
25
23
2
33
12
FC Ifeanyi Ubah
25
10
3
12
25
28
-3
22
13
Heartland
25
9
5
11
21
21
0
32
14
MFM FC
25
8
7
10
19
19
0
31
15
Wikki Tourists
25
8
7
10
23
24
-1
31
16
Abia Warriors
25
8
6
11
23
28
-5
30
17
Nasarawa Utd
25
8
5
12
27
27
0
29
18
Jigawa GS
25
9
2
14
25
35
-10
29
19
Kwara Utd
25
8
4
13
23
33
-10
28
20
Adamawa Utd
25
6
2
17
17
47
-30
20