The Blues manager, Frank Lampard has lauded praises on his super striker as he confirms Tammy Abraham now owns Chelsea front role.
Tammy Abraham has managed to attain the heights of expectations placed on him by the fans and managements as he nets yets another goal as the London side demolished Southampton yesterday.
With 9 goals in 11 appearances, Abraham looks to improve more on his role in the club after the manager confirms the London born striker as the first choice striker.
Earlier on this season, Frank Lampard disclosed the Central Forward role was open to Tammy Abraham, Michy Batshuayi and Olivier Giroud as anyone who performed better would own the role.
As a confirmation to the reports earlier of Tammy Abraham observing back-stage trainings while other of his teammates left the training ground, leaving him behind with Mason Mount and Frank Lampard, Tammy Abraham has greatly improved ever since missing his side’s decisive penalty against Liverpool during the Super cup final.
Lampard while speaking to the media has finally admitted Tammy Abraham has successfully claimed ownership of the CF role.
“You talk about when people are in good form, things happen for them or they generally have moments,” Lampard said.
“For me, that comes from how Tammy has handled himself all season from the early moments of pre-season and the start of the season when people were questioning him in different ways.
“It’s the work ethic behind the scenes that gets him in such good nick. He’s not just an incredible handful for defenders – he’s running them, he’s holding the ball up, he’s controlling it, he’s got good feet – he’s also getting his goals, which is brilliant for him,” he continued.
“I trusted in Tammy at the start of the season. I felt it was his time to come back to Chelsea. I know people will talk about the circumstances [of the transfer ban], but he also has Olivier Giroud, who’s a World Cup winner, and also [Michy] Batshuayi who’s a top-class Premier League striker in my opinion as well.
“He’s made the position his own in the short-term now. He has to keep that going because competition is key and over the course of the season we’ll need everybody.
“But he has deserved the great week he has had. He has deserved the great start to the season he has had and I will keep on him, because I want more.”
Guess Tammy has God to thank, considering that the transfer ban on his team handed him the opportunity to prove he can do better impressive works than that he did at Aston Villa.
Lampard began cultivating hopes in Tammy after seeing the 22-year-old net 25 goals for the Villans while he [Lampard] was Derby County’s manager.
Tammy has also been called up to the England squad ahead of the EURO 2020 games as the striker looks to add more goals to his records.
Abraham came off late against Southampton after a little knock which arose fear from the supporters but Lampard has aired away all fears of injury on the striker as he disclosed Abraham is fine.
“He’s fine,” he said. “He took a bang on the back of the knee, but I think he wanted a round of applause.”