Chelsea of England striker, Tammy Abraham has gained words of praise from the club’s coach, Frank Lampard, who pointed out that the former Aston Villa hitman is hungry for goals and added that the Nigerian-born lanky lad wants to rain them one by the dozen this season.
Lampard singled out Abraham for special praise following the striker’s opening goal in his side’s 2-1 win against Barcelona on Tuesday, as the returnee gave Chelsea the lead in the 34th minute, after profiting from an error from Spanish midfielder, Sergio Busquets.
Despite missing a sitter from six yards outs prior to his goal, the 21-year-old Abraham, who dunned Chelsea’s number nine jersey for Tuesday’s friendly match inb Japan, was impressive before he was substituted in the 60th minute and Lampard admitted the lad’s quality afterwards.
Abraham, who has spent the last three successive seasons on loan at Bristol City, Swansea City and Villa has always spoken of his ability to fit into The Blues’ mainstream and wants to use every opportunity to prove his mettle to Lampard.
The England youth international appears to have made a huge impact on Tuesday, as he returned from three days with injury to open the scoring against Barca, thereby signifying his chances of finally staying at Chelsea for the coming term, if he continues to impress Lampard in pre-season.
Such was the hint he got from the former Chelsea midfielder and all-time top scorer, who coached Derby County last season int he English Championship, but The Blues’ gaffer warned Abraham to avoid allowing complacency step in, as the competition for shirts is still very steep.
Lampard declared: “Tammy is a goalscorer and he’s hungry for goals. Now it’s his time to prove it for Chelsea. To get his goal will put him in good stead. There’s competition.”