Rio Ferdinand admits Chelsea FC star has been impressing him

Rio Ferdinand delivers a glowing verdict on Tammy Abraham's fine start to the season with Chelsea FC

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Rio Ferdinand
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand (Photo: BT Sport)

Rio Ferdinand has singled out Tammy Abraham for special praise after the striker continued his strong start to the season with Chelsea FC on Wednesday night.

The Blues forward scored his first Champions League goal for the west London side as Chelsea FC claimed a 2-1 victory over Lille away from home.

Abraham has been impressing in Chelsea FC colours this season, with Blues boss Frank Lampard having placed his faith in the 22-year-old throughout the campaign.

The young striker has now scored eight goals in nine games for the west London side in what has been an electric start to the new campaign for the forward.

Former Manchester United star Ferdinand delivered a glowing verdict on Abraham’s form after he impressed once again in Chelsea FC’s win at Lille.

Speaking to BT Sport on Wednesday night after the game, Ferdinand said: “I saw elements in Tammy’s game today that I hadn’t seen as much that I’d have liked to.

“His hold-up play, coming to the ball and bringing others into play.

“First half, one ball went up to him, Didier Drogba-esque, chests it down for someone, runs on for the next phase – I think he’s developing nicely.

“He’s scoring goals, he’s scoring different types of goals and I think he’s a threat.”

Abraham will be hoping to feature for Chelsea FC when the Blues return to Premier League action on Sunday with a trip to Southampton.

The Blues are currently in seventh place in the Premier League table but just a point behind the top four as they look to maintain their spot in the Champions League qualification places this term.

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