Hull City vs. Chelsea - Football Match Report

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Hull City v Chelsea: Frank Lampard confirms Tammy Abraham will miss FA Cup tie

Despite Michy Batshuayi's early opener and Fikayo Tomori's second-half strike, the Blues had to endure a nervy end to the game after Kamil Grosicki pulled one back for the hosts with 12 minutes left.

Elsewhere, Lampard has also confirmed that the Blues will be without England worldwide Tammy Abraham for the contest, after he picked up an injury in the 2-2 draw with Arsenal on Tuesday evening.

Chelsea survived but the inconsistent performance underlined Lampard's belief that new recruits are needed after his club were unable to sign players to replace Eden Hazard, who joined Real Madrid during the summer window when the Blues were serving a transfer ban.

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'It's clear that we got a punishment in the summer for right or for wrong where we couldn't bring in players and the punishment is meant to hurt you.

"There is no movement to speak of now", he told BT Sport. "And if we want to play against the best teams and to fight for trophies, we have to improve". That is the situation. It is what I want for the team and I think with Kepa he knows, he'll be honest, that there have been some mistakes that have cost us goals.

He added: "The impetus to bring in a striker or players that can potentially get on the end of these chances we are creating is there". For me it's clear. "I am not affected by criticism from the outside as much", he said.

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"People will argue that but I don't need to get into that battle". "There was a full house here".

"With the chances we had, we can not concede in these kind of circumstances and we have to control better", Chelsea captain Azpilicueta said. It is not the first game where we don't manage the game well.

"You don't expect it to be easy when you come here but we made it harder than we probably had to by not capitalising on Hull being fully at it in the first half", said the former England midfielder. "We said at half-time that because we hadn't taken our chances we had to be solid at the back, try to score another one, but we need to be more clinical". We got a little bit sloppy when we thought we were playing well and we didn't really capitalise on chances, which imparts a bit of pressure. You could sense it.

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'And we lost certainly one of our biggest players in our history for what he did for this club over the last six or seven years whatever it is.

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