Paul Merson: What I really think of Tammy Abraham at Chelsea FC

Paul Merson says he has been impressed with the way Tammy Abraham has taken his chance at Chelsea FC this term

Paul Merson
Arsenal legend Paul Merson (Photo: Sky Sports)

Paul Merson has praised Tammy Abraham for taking his chance at Chelsea FC this season.

The young striker has been in fine form for the Blues so far this term after having been made a regular in the first team under new boss Frank Lampard.

Abraham has repaid Lampard’s faith in him with a string of fine performances, which culminated in his impressive hat-trick in the 5-2 win over Wolves at the weekend.

The 21-year-old has now scored seven goals in just five Premier League games to underline his importance to Lampard and Chelsea FC.

Arsenal legend Merson has been highly impressed by the performances of both Abraham and Mason Mount – and he feels that they have been taking their chances to impress following the Blues’ transfer embargo.

Writing in his column for Sky Sports, Merson said: “It’s all about getting a break. When you look at Phil Foden at Man City, he’s a phenomenal footballer, but he never looks like getting a game.

“You need a break. Would Abraham be scoring all these goals if there wasn’t a transfer embargo and Frank Lampard wasn’t at Chelsea? Absolutely no chance.

“He and Mount would’ve been out on loan somewhere else. So you’ve got to give massive credit to Lampard. They have the embargo, but he could still have played more experienced players. He’s got a World Cup winner on the bench.

“This is a big job for Lampard, but he’s believed in these kids. If it goes wrong, there’s only one man getting the sack, and that’s Frank.

“Mount and Abraham have been their best two players this season, and Abraham’s goals have been good.”

Mount has scored three goals in five Premier League games so far this season for the Blues.

Chelsea FC will return to Premier League action on Sunday afternoon when they take on table-toppers Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge.

Liverpool FC have won all five of their opening Premier League games and will be looking to continue that run when they head to west London this weekend.

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