After yet another stellar season in the Championship last season to fire Villa to the Premier League, Tammy Abraham has finally got his opportunity as Chelsea’s main man. Yet just two games into his massive step up, people are not convinced by the Englishman.
The Chelsea youth product is one of their fabled academy’s brightest prospects. Having proven his worth in the Championship and youth level, he’s been thrown into the deep end of leading The Blues front line under an inexperienced manager for a team in serious transition. The 21 year old needs time, time that is seemingly becoming harder to buy in the English top flight.
His first 2 games have been against Manchester United and Liverpool, two giants of English and European football. To expect him to hit the ground running is incredibly optimistic. What’s even more ridiculous is people making it seem like he had awful games. Hardly.
Had Abraham’s venomous shot that cannoned off the post in the opening few minutes gone in, people would be calling for him to be selected for England. Fine margins in football I know, but he’s only 21 years old. He’ll grow into his role this season for Lampard’s young but exciting side and start taking the limited chances that come his way.
The former Bristol City striker is a poacher and is typically clinical in front of goal. But he can only score goals if he gets the service, so singling him out as the weak link is ludicrous. Let’s not even get into the appalling racial abuse he is getting for missing a penalty in a glorified pre-season friendly. Absolutely disgusting and hopefully the offenders will be punished swiftly as well as accordingly for something that should exist in the beautiful game.
We did a detailed player profile on Abraham a while back (click here). Honestly Chelsea and Premier League fans, give the lad time this season and he will come good. He’s an England international and spearheading the attack at Stamford Bridge for a reason.
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