Chelsea has shown the willingness to involve the youths in their squad this season, giving a couple of them the chance to show their talent. So far, it has been a good year for the young players that have gotten the chance as many of them have made good use of the chance, and one of those youths is Tammy Abraham.
The 22-year-old English striker has had an impressive season so far. He has played 12 matches for Chelsea in the Premier League, scoring ten goals and averaging 0.83 goals per match. He has also had two assists, 154 passes, and an average of 12.83 passes per match. He also had three big chances created. He has had 38 shots so far and 20 shots on target with 53% shooting accuracy.
Defensively, he has had two tackles, six blocked shots, two interceptions, ten clearances, and nine headed clearances (Premier League stat).
Tammy Abraham is on the path to greatness right now, using the chance he has gotten well. Many fans and pundits have been talking about him, especially over his performance for England against Montenegro in a match that ended in a 7-0 victory for England. Tammy Abraham had come on as a second-half substitute, scoring his first goal for England.
Among people praising his form are former footballers and football pundits, Roy Keane and Ashley Cole who spoke on ITV as seen on London Football.
“Outstanding. He’s gone out on loan, had to bide his time, and the key for any young player when you get an opportunity at a big club or an international, you’ve got to take it. He’s taken it. All credit to him.” – Roy Keane
“The style is a little bit like Harry. He knows where the goal is and he wants to be in front of the goal.
“At the moment he’s not needing too many chances to finish. He’s getting one or two chances and he’s burying them, which is a good sign for any striker.” – Ashley Cole
Tammy Abraham in the future
As it stands, the future is bright for Tammy Abraham seeing how well he has been using the platforms given to him. He is a young, talented player with a lot of room for improvement and we can see him continue to develop if he keeps this form up.
With that, he can finally get the chance to be as great as or even greater than the players he has always looked up to. As seen on the exclusive video series on Chelsea’s official app called ’90 seconds with’ and quoted on Chelsea’s official website, Tammy Abraham has always looked up to Thierry Henry and Cristiano Ronaldo since when he was a kid.
“He was one of my biggest idols growing up
“I loved his style, the way he played and the way he carried himself on the pitch.
“I even loved his goal celebrations! They were really cool and he’s just someone I’ve always looked up to.”
“The other player would be Cristiano Ronaldo.
“I’ve grown up loving him and it’s amazing that he’s still going strong today.
“He’s hardworking and so professional. He looks like a nice guy, even though I’ve never actually met him myself, and he looks like the sort of person that just wants to win, which is a mentality I have.”
With the rate at which Tammy Abraham is going, we might be looking at a youngster that could become a top and quality player in the future. He has the talent coupled with the winning mentality and the right environment at Chelsea to make him thrive.