Frank Lampard delighted by counter-attacking Chelsea in victory over Newcastle

Frank Lampard has outlined his side’s counter-attacking ability as their ‘real danger’.

Chelsea saw off the challenge of Newcastle to go top of the Premier League on Saturday afternoon with Tammy Abraham scoring for a third game in a row after Federico Fernandez found his own net.

The Blues went ahead of Leicester on goal difference after claiming another clean sheet, and Lampard has since pinpointed where he believes his team to be at their best.

He told BT Sport after the win: "We can’t have it all our own way, but we put the game away with a professional performance.

"First 20 minutes we were great, we had control and all the possession.

"They came out in the second half and I always felt that the real danger from us would be on the counter.

"You saw that with Timo (Werner) on the break and then setting up Tammy (Abraham's) goal.

"It’s very easy to play the safe pass but we had to keep making the runs and efforts to get in there.

"We played well, the result is key because the Premier League is tough and relentless. I thought the lads dealt with the challenge today and I’m really please

"It’s pleasing, but I’m not going to get excited about being at the top of the table for five mins. It’s a long season."

There had been some nervy moments for Chelsea as they chased a second goal, but Abraham was left delighted after he secured the victory in the second half.

He said: "It's a fantastic result, we had to dig deep as it's never an easy place to come.

“It was 1-0 for a very long time, they created a few chances, but so did we, but we defended well and got that second goal.

"We didn't let didn't the international break distract us, we had to come to come out all guns blazing, we did that and it's a massive three points.”

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