Ian Wright credits Frank Lampard for Chelsea FC star’s stunning form

BBC Sport pundit Ian Wright says Tammy Abraham is thriving because he's got a manager who believes in him

Ian Wright
Arsenal legend Ian Wright (Photo: BT Sport)

Ian Wright believes Tammy Abraham is thriving in the Chelsea FC team because the striker has a manager in Frank Lampard who believes in him.

The England Under-21 international is the leading goal-scoring in the Premier League alongside Manchester City’s Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero.

Abraham failed to score in his opening three games of the season to prompt criticism of the 21-year-old ahead of the west London side’s trip to Norwich City last month.

However, the former Swansea striker scored twice in a 3-2 victory over Norwich before Abraham netted another two goals in a 2-2 draw with Sheffield United.

The Chelsea FC striker continued his prolific form with a hat-trick in the west London side’s 5-2 victory over Wolves last weekend, becoming the third English player to net a treble for the Blues in the Premier League era.

Former Arsenal striker Wright believes Abraham is feeling confident because Lampard has shown his trust in the English striker.

“It’s a brilliant start [from Abraham],” Wright told BBC Sport.

“He was under a little bit of pressure at the start of the season with people saying he hasn’t adjusted for some reason. He has a manager whose got faith in him.”

Chelsea FC lost 1-0 to La Liga side Valencia in the Champions League at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.

The Blues will return to Premier League action with a home clash against leaders Liverpool FC on Sunday.

Abraham will be hoping to score for his fourth successive game for the west London side.

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