‘Outstanding’: Pundit gives his verdict on Tammy Abraham at Chelsea FC
BBC Sport pundit Garth Crooks heaps praise on Chelsea FC striker Tammy Abraham
Tammy Abraham is blossoming into a proper Premier League centre-forward at Chelsea FC, according to BBC Sport pundit Garth Crooks.
The England international continued his prolific start to the Premier League season with his ninth goal of the top-flight campaign at Vicarage Road on Saturday evening.
Abraham managed to get on the end of Jorginho’s brilliant through ball before the 22-year-old lifted his finish past Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster in the fifth minute.
The Chelsea FC striker has scored nine goals in 11 games to hit the ground running after Blues manager Frank Lampard decided to give the English youngster a chance to shine.
Only Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has scored more goals than Abraham in the Premier League this season.
Former Spurs forward Crooks has been impressed with Abraham’s continued development in the Chelsea FC team over the course of the season so far.
“This lad is looking more like a Premier League centre-forward the more I see him,” Crooks told BBC Sport.
“The awareness and movement from Abraham for Jorginho’s pass, which resulted in Chelsea’s opening goal, was outstanding. Abraham clearly has ability, but he is also brave and not afraid to go in where it hurts.
“A crucial quality for any striker. He’s also a team player. The assist for Pulisic was totally unselfish.”
Chelsea FC appointed Lampard as Maurizio Sarri’s replacement in the summer after the Italian head coach decided to take over the reins of Juventus.
The Blues are currently in fourth place in the Premier League table and six points ahead of Arsenal in fifth spot.
Chelsea FC will host Crystal Palace in Saturday’s early kick-off at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues have won their last five Premier League games.
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